Capparis Cicada Heliopsalta sp. (cf. polita)
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Species number (TNS): 219. Fore wing length: 19–22 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From near Emerald south to near St George and west to near Adavale in inland Queensland. Adults have been observed during December and January. Notable localities: Brigalow Research Station. Habitat: Found in dry woodland in association with Capparis species or False Sandalwood (Eremophila mitchelli). Calling song and behaviour: A series of chirps, emitted with a distinct pattern of acceleration and deceleration in repetition rate. Adults sit in the foliage of trees and shrubs. Similar species: Enamel Cicada. database record
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