oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Emergence and density of Quintillia cf. vitripennis Karsch (Homoptera: Cicadidae) in the southern Karoo

Volume 55, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



An emergence of Quintillia cf. vitripennis Karsch (Homoptera: Cicadidae) at Tierberg, near Prince Albert, Cape Province, was observed during September 1990. The density of cicadas was estimated at 376,6 � 156 (S.D.) and biomass ca 0,059 kg ha -1. Male cicadas called from stations on the ground and seldom from perches on shrubs. A single instance of oviposition on a Galenia fruticosa (L.f.) Sond. twig was observed.

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