Robust Smoky Buzzer (species complex) Myopsalta binotata (Goding and Froggatt, 1904)
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Female
Previously known as Cicadetta binotata. Species number (TNS):        293, 295, 297. Fore wing length:               14–19 mm. Distribution and seasonality:  This complex is known to occur in inland areas in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales and in rural areas outside of Adelaide in South Australia. Adults mainly occur from October until January. Notable localities:             Moree (M. Coombs), Amby (A. Ewart), Cunnamulla, Ardrossan. Species complex includes:                         Two-dot Smoky Buzzer (TNS: 293): Occurs from Yorke Peninsular and the Clare Valley south to Strathalbyn in South Australia.                         Chocolate Smoky Buzzer (TNS: 295): Known from near Charleville, the Cunnamulla district and the Culgoa Floodplain National Park (C. Eddie) east to near Chinchilla, south of Dalby and near Millmerran in Queensland, and south to the Moree district in New South Wales.               Mitchell Smoky Buzzer (TNS: 297): Known from around Cunnamulla north to Augathella and east to near Surat in south- western Queensland. Habitat:                                   Open grassland and grassy clearings in woodland and shrubland. Calling song and behaviour:    Adults typically sit on grass stems. The males produce a buzz followed by a series of chirps (Two-dot Smoky Buzzer), a series of buzzing phrases (Mitchell Smoky Buzzer) or a long rattle (Chocolate Smoky Buzzer). Singing occurs in bursts during sunny conditions. Similar species:                                   Smoky Buzzer, Lesser Smoky Buzzer.
Two-dot Smoky Buzzer
Chocolate Smoky Buzzer
Mitchell Smoky Buzzer
Male
Male
Chocolate Smoky Buzzer
Currently known extent
dr-pop.net database record:
Two-dot Smoky Buzzer
Mitchell Smoky Buzzer