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NEHU scientists discover Nagaland’s first cicada species

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By PTI Updated: Sep 29, 2021 12:29 am
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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.

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By PTI Updated: Sep 29, 2021 12:29:46 am