Straw Tree-buzzer Nanopsalta sp. (cf. basalis)
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Male
Species number (TNS): 647. Fore wing length: 13–15 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Known only from the Lawn Hill region in north-western Queensland. Adults have been observed in September. Notable localities: Adels Grove. Habitat: Populations occur in eucalypt woodland. Calling song and behaviour: A distinctive call with a short rattle followed by a rapid series of chirps. Each phrase is repeated monotonously. Adults prefer to sit on the main limbs and upper branches of trees. It is a fairly static species, which will take flight if disturbed. Similar species: Paperbark Tree-buzzer, Yellow Tree-buzzer.
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