Dusty Squawker Relictapsalta nigristriga (Goding and Froggatt, 1904)
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Male
Species number (TNS):                          394. Fore wing length:                                 21–26 mm. Distribution and seasonality:             From Weipa, through Cooktown, Cairns and the Atherton Tableland, south to beyond Townsville. It occurs from December to April. Notable localities:                               Mount Molloy. Habitat:                                                  Populations in association with eucalypts in dry sclerophyll forest, woodland, savannah and rural areas. Generally an uncommon species. Calling song and behaviour:                     Monotonously repeated "zeeeeeep" phrases. Each phrase lasts about 1.5 seconds. Males call from the main trunks of eucalypts. Similar species:                                   Tropical Orange Squawker, Fairy Dust Squawker.
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