Straw Tree-buzzer Nanopsalta sp. (cf. basalis)
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Male
Species number (TNS):        647. Fore wing length:               13–15 mm. Distribution and seasonality:  Known only from the Lawn Hill region in north-western Queensland. Adults have been observed in September. Notable localities:              Adels Grove. Habitat:                                   Populations occur in eucalypt woodland. Calling song and behaviour:    A distinctive call with a short rattle followed by a rapid series of chirps. Each phrase is repeated monotonously. Adults prefer to sit on the main limbs and upper branches of trees. It is a fairly static species, which will take flight if disturbed. Similar species:                  Paperbark Tree-buzzer, Yellow Tree-buzzer.
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