Yellow-spotted Brigalow Cicada Clinopsalta sp. (cf. tigris)
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Male
Previously referred to as Notopsalta sp. G. Species number (TNS): 209. Fore wing length: 22–25 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Throughout inland Queensland and New South Wales, west into central and northern South Australia and the Northern Territory, north-west into the north to the edge of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. Adults occur from October to February. Notable localities: Julia Creek, Tara, Adavale (A. Ewart), near Wyalong. Habitat: Acacia scrubland and shrubby woodland. Calling song and behaviour: Short, sharp single ticks or clicks emitted at a rate of 3–4 per second. This is followed by a fast double-ticking sequence that sounds like a soft rattle. Bouts of wing-snapping are also produced. Adults sit on the branches and stems of trees and shrubs. Colour variation: Specimens vary from medium brown with lighter reddish-brown and yellow markings through to green with brown and yellow markings. Similar species: Small Acacia Cicada.
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