Static Squeaker Popplepsalta decora (Popple, 2013)
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Female
Species number (TNS):                          436. Fore wing length:                                 15–18 mm. Distribution and seasonality:             Occurs from near Charters Towers south to Cunnamulla, Charleville and east to near Gayndah in Queensland and extending to Boggabilla in northern New South Wales. Adults occur from October to March. Notable localities:                         Mitchell, St George. Habitat:                                                  This species is often found in association with gum-topped box (Eucalyptus woollsiana) or smooth- barked eucalypts growing in dryer areas with reasonable soils and in the general vicinity of water. Calling song and behaviour:                 A sustained rattle, occasionally broken into sections containing a brief rattle followed by a short chirp, repeated several times. Adult sit high in the foliage and on upper branches of eucalypts. Similar species:                             Subtropical Red-eyed Squeaker, Sprinkler Squeaker, Hughenden Red- eyed Squeaker, Ephemeral Squeaker, Retro Squeaker, Western Red-eyed Squeaker.
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