I had the privilege to participate in the Austrian biological excursion to Iran between 10th and 22nd June 2007. During this excursion, we first visited lake Alagol, PA Jahan Namah (Elburz mountains) and then Golestan Province and the Golestan National Park, its facilities in Tange Gol, and the mountains around Almeh station. I tried to make contributions to the knowledge of cicadan fauna of these region with the emphasis on bioacoustic data. One of the results was the discovery of the new species Tettigetta golestani in the Golestan national park. The description has been already published*. I recorded also songs of the Cicadatra viridis, which were previously not published and hardly differ from the song of Cicadatra hyalina. Interesting is also detection and recording of the typical song of the “European” Cicadetta montana s. str. in Jahan Namah and Golestan NP. These are the farthest eastern localities proven acoustically for this species. Other species of cicadas recorded and/or collected during this field excursion will be listed in this paper.
*Gogala M., Schedl W., 2008. A new Tettigetta species from Iran and its song (Hemiptera: Cicadidae, Cicadettinae). Advances in Arachnology and Developmental Biology. Papers dedicated to Prof. Dr. Bozidar Curcic. S. E. Makarov & R. N. Dimitrijevic (Eds.). Inst. Zool., Belgrade; BAS, Sofia; Fac. Life Sci., Vienna; SASA, Belgrade & UNESCO MAB Serbia. Vienna - Belgrade - Sofia, Monographs, 12, 395-404.