Little Floury Baker Aleeta sp. (cf. curvicosta)
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Species number (TNS): 526. Fore wing length: 34–51 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Dryer parts of Queensland, from Mareeba south through Townsville, Clermont, Emerald, Rockhampton and Injune to the Mundubbera district and near Kandanga west of Gympie. Adults are present from October to March. Occurs in close proximity to Floury Baker populations in the Mundubbera district and near Kandanga. Notable localities: Herberton, Gladstone, Glebe Weir near Taroom, Eidsvold. Habitat: A species of drier forests and woodlands. Around Mundubbera it is sometimes found in citrus orchards like its sister species A. curvicosta. Calling song and behaviour: The song has a higher dominant frequency than A. curvicosta and each sound is emitted at an even rate, with no acceleration between the short phrases and the continuous hiss. The long hiss also wavers more than A. curvicosta. Adults typically sit upside down on various types of trees and more substantial shrubs. Individuals are sedentary, but will scatter if disturbed. Populations occur in local aggregations. Colour variation: Specimens exhibit limited variation in colour. Fresh specimens are covered in a dusty white pubescence. Older specimens tend to lose much of this covering. Similar species: Floury Baker. database record
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