Yellowbelly Psaltoda harrisii (Leach, 1814)
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Species number (TNS):        096. Fore wing length:               30–40 mm. Distribution and seasonality:  Scattered populations occur in north-eastern Australia at the Atherton Tableland, Paluma, Mackay, the Blackdown Tableland, Carnarvon National Park and Monto. The main population extends from Fraser Island, inland to Stanthorpe and Glen Innes and south to Moruya in southern New South Wales. It is a particularly common species in the forests of Brisbane and Sydney. Adults can be observed from October to April. Notable localities:            Herberton, Beerwah, Capalaba, North Stradbroke Island, Royal National Park. Habitat:                                   Open forest, eucalypt woodland and heathland with emergent eucalypts. An especially common species in coastal heathland. Calling song and behaviour:    Particularly loud for the size of the insect. It consists of an engine-like rattle that ends off with an abrupt groan, which gives a rolling effect to the song. Males call in aggregations, but do not sing in unison. Singing occurs during warm weather. Eucalypts are favoured and adults can be found anywhere from the base of the tree up to the canopy, but most individuals occur on the upper branches. Similar species:                      Little Baron, Clanger.
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