False Bladder Cicada Cystopsalta sp. (cf. immaculata)
© Popple Creative Industries 2014–2019
Male
Female
Species number (TNS):                          599. Fore wing length:                                 44–51 mm. Distribution and seasonality:               Currently known only from Queensland where it occurs from the Windsor Tableland south to Paluma, at Eungella west of Mackay and from Yarraman south to the Tallebudgera Valley. Notable localities:                             Julatten, Kuranda, Eungella, Mount Glorious (A. Hiller), Mount Tamborine. Habitat:                                                  Lush tropical and subtropical rainforest, especially on rich basaltic soils. Calling song and behaviour:                     A strong rattling whistle, much like the call of a mole cricket. Males sing for 20–30 minutes just after dusk. Adults sit in the foliage of rainforest trees. Colour variation:                                  Specimens often fade from vivid green to dark green or yellow-brown after death. Similar species:                             Bladder Cicada, Rare Bladder Cicada.
dr-pop.net database record
Currently known extent
Habitat