Red-eyed Firetail Yoyetta aaede (Walker, 1851)
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Male
Previously referred to as Cicadetta aaede. Species number (TNS):        720. Fore wing length:               25–31 mm. Distribution and seasonality:  From the Brindabella Range in the Australian Capital Territory south to Lakes Entrance in eastern Victoria and west to Adelaide in South Australia. Adults occur during December and January. Notable localities:               Otway Ranges (N. Romanowski), Woods Point, Corin Dam. Habitat:                                   Tall eucalypt forest. Calling song and behaviour:    A loud, sharp ticking call, often produced in flight. Adults sit on the upper branches and stems of eucalypts, including Alpine Ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis). Similar species:                    Red Ringer, Subalpine Firetail.
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Female
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