Arid Grass-ticker Mugadina sp. (cf. marshalli)
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Male
Species number (TNS): 316. Fore wing length: 16–18 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Occurs throughout the arid zone of inland Queensland and west to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Adults are present from September to March. Notable localities: St George (Simon lab), Longreach, Blackall. Habitat: Open grassland. Calling song and behaviour: A loud ticking call, with similar structure to Yellow Grass-ticker, but generally slower. Adults sit on the stems of grasses and will often take flight if approached. Similar species: Grass Faerie.
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Recording provided by A. Ewart