NEHU scientists discover Nagaland’s first cicada species
Shillong, Sep. 28 (PTI): A team of scientists from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) 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, told PTI.
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.