Pale-bellied Buzzer Myopsalta albiventris Popple, 2017
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Male
Previously referred to as Cicadetta mackinlayi. Species number (TNS): 285. Fore wing length: 16–17 mm. Distribution and seasonality: In Queensland, from Clermont south to Mt Moffatt, east to Biggenden, and further south to Mount Lindesay and Kyogle in the Queensland/ New South Wales border region, with an isolated population near Singleton in central New South Wales. Adults may be present from September to at least February and may emerge after rainfall. Notable localities: Carnarvon Gorge, Bluff Range, Mt Walsh, Maroon. Habitat: This species inhabits grass in areas with scattered trees and in grassy woodland. Calling song and behaviour: A high-pitched series of rapidly emitted chirps punctuated by an occasional stutter. Adults typically sit on gras stems. Similar species: Fence Buzzer, Brown Buzzer, Fishing Reel Buzzer.
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