NEHU scientists discover Nagaland’s first cicada species

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A team of scientists from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here has discovered the first cicada species of Nagaland.

The insect species has been named Platylomia Kohimaensis, Dr S R Hajong, an associate professor and an entomologist in NEHU’s Department of Zoology said

Hajong along with co-author Dr Limatemjen, published the findings in the taxonomy journal ‘Zootaxa’ on Tuesday.

“The study was part of a project funded by the Centre’s Department of Biotechnology under which, 70 cicada species from the Northeast were inventoried,” Hajong added.

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