Yoyetta humphreyae Moulds and Popple, 2018
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Species number (TNS):
Fore wing length:
Distribution and seasonality:
From the southern part of Greater
Sydney west to the Blue
Mountains and north to Port
Macquarie. Adults occur from
October to January.
Wamberal, Pulpit Rock, Kuring-
Gai Chase National Park, Bass
Open forest, typically with
sandstone heath elements.
Calling song and behaviour:
Often, this species produces just a
simple ticking call, whilst
stationary and in flight. After long
periods of being stationary, a long,
coarse, buzzing phrase may be
produced. This is often followed
by a series of ticks. Another
stationary call consists of short,
katydid-like buzzing phrases and
ticks: "zzyip… zyip-a-dip-a-dip…
zyip… zyip… zyip-a-dip-a-dip…"
etc. Adults sit on the branches of
trees and shrubs. Calling males
are often highly mobile.
Sydney Ticking Ambertail.
dr-pop.net database record
Currently known extent