Brown Bunyip (species complex) Tamasa tristigma (Germar, 1834)
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Species number (TNS):        111–115, 118–125. Fore wing length:                 22–36 mm. Distribution and seasonality: This species complex occurs from Cape York Peninsula in Northern Queensland south to Ulladulla in New South Wales. It also occurs inland at Blackdown Tableland, Monto and Carnarvon Gorge. Adults may occur from September until June.Litchfield National Park, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Miles, Toowoomba, Inglewood, Beerwah, Capalaba, Moogerah Dam, Warrumbungle National Park. Notable localities:                                 Heathlands (A. Ewart), Cairns, Kuranda, Atherton, Paluma (J. Moss), Townsville (G. Cocks), Eungella, Yeppoon, Kroombit Tops, Noosa, Brisbane, North Stradbroke Island, Kingscliff, Wauchope, Terrey Hills. Habitat:                                   Rainforest, vine thicket, open forest, heathland, mangroves and groves of she-oak. Species complex includes:                         Brown Bunyip (TNS: 112): Coast and Ranges from Ulladulla north to Kroombit Tops National Park, with isolated populations at Blackdown Tableland National Park and Carnarvon National Park.                                Small Brown Bunyip (TNS: 113): Coastal areas from near Yeppoon south to Cabbarita.                                                 Blue-green Bunyip (TNS: 114, 119, 122, 125): From Heathlands in Cape York Peninsula south to Millstream Creek near Ravenshoe. Heathlands Bunyip (TNS: 115): Currently known only from Heathlands in Cape York Peninsula.                   Eungella Bunyip (TNS: 120): Presently known only from the Clarke Range west of Mackay. Atherton Bunyip (TNS: 121): Known from the Windsor Tableland south to Ravenshoe.   Paluma Bunyip (TNS: 123): Restricted to Paluma Range north of Townsville.        Whitsunday Bunyip (TNS: 124): Found on the Whitsunday Islands. Calling song and behaviour:    A coarse, monotonous buzz with a low, even, rattling quality, covering a wide span of frequencies. Adults sit on the main trunks and branches of trees. Random distress calls are often produced when a male start calling too close to other males. Colour variation:       Members of this species complex vary from rich brown to grey-brown to green or even blue-green. Green-coloured individuals often fade to muddy brown after death. Similar species:               Ingham Bunyip, Dodd’s Bunyip, Green Bunyip, Boulder Bunyip.
Small Brown Bunyip
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Brown Bunyip
Brown Bunyip
Small Brown Bunyip
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Blue-green Bunyip
Atherton Bunyip
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Paluma Bunyip
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Atherton Bunyip
Blue-green Bunyip
Paluma Bunyip
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