Small Bassian Ambertail Yoyetta landsboroughi (Distant, 1882)
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Male
Includes Yoyetta toowoombae (Distant, 1915). Previously referred to as Cicadetta landsboroughi. Species number (TNS):        478. Fore wing length:               23–31 mm. Distribution and seasonality:  Found from Toowoomba in Queensland south along the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales to the western part of Sydney, Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory and possibly into parts of eastern Victoria. Adults are active for a period of one to three weeks and may be present from October to December. Notable localities:             Toowoomba, Woodenbong, Armidale (M. Coombs), Wallacia (D. Emery). Habitat:                                   Temperate open forest and grassy woodland; also paddocks with scattered trees. Calling song and behaviour:    Thin, high-pitched, simple phrases, sounding like electric current when many males are calling. Adults emerge on grass and fence posts and slowly move to the upper branches of eucalypts. When numbers are high, many adults can be also encountered on telegraph poles. Similar species:                River Ambertail, Small Southern Ambertail.
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Female