False Ambertail (species complex) Yoyetta incepta (Walker, 1850)
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Male
Previously referred to as Cicadetta incepta. Species number (TNS):                          464–466. Fore wing length:                                 16–19 mm. Distribution and seasonality:             Throughout southern inland Queensland and from central western New South Wales west to the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. Adults occur from November to February. Notable localities:                               Adelaide Hills, Mount Hope, Chinchilla, Charleville, Birdsville. Habitat:                                                  Eucalypt woodland, especially in the vicinity of watercourses. This species complex contains: Black False Ambertail (TNS: 464). From the Adelaide Hills and possibly also from Mount Hope.                             Warrego False Ambertail (TNS: 465). From Taroom south to Surat and west to Charleville.                                Bulloo False Ambertail (TNS: 466). Throughout the extent of the Diamantina and Bulloo River catchments. Calling song and behaviour:                     High pitched; short buzzes followed by a series of ticks in each repeated phrase (Warrego False Ambertail), or a long series of ticks with occasional brief buzzes (Bulloo False Ambertail). The call of the Black False Ambertail is unknown. Adults occur on the main trunks and upper branches of eucalypts. Similar species:                                   River Ambertail.
Male
Black False Ambertail
Bulloo False Ambertail
Warrego False Ambertail
Currently known extent
dr-pop.net database record:
Black False Ambertail
Habitat
Warrego False Ambertail
Bulloo False Ambertail
Male
Female
Recording provided by A. Ewart