Chocolate Bullet Tryella noctua (Distant, 1913)
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Previously referred to as Abricta noctua. Species number (TNS):        542. Fore wing length:               19–26 mm. Distribution and seasonality:  Arid areas from central Western Australia east to the southwestern Northern Territory and adjacent areas of South Australia south to Coober Pedy. Adults occur from December to March. Habitat:                                   Mulga scrubland. Calling song and behaviour:    A strident hissing call, produced at intervals during the day and at dusk. Adults sit on the stems of Mulga (Acacia aneura) and similar shrubs. Similar species:                 Dusty Brown Bullet.
Female database record
Currently known extent
Recording provided by A. Ewart