Popplepsalta ayrensis Ewart, 1989
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Species number (TNS):
Fore wing length:
Distribution and seasonality:
From near Cooktown in northern
Queensland south through tropical,
sub-tropical and sub-humid areas to
Maroon Dam, south of Brisbane and
almost to the border of New South
Wales south of Rathdowney. It does
not occur west of the Great Dividing
Range or in the city of Brisbane.
Adults occur from September to May.
Numbers vary depending on rainfall,
sometimes reaching high levels of
Herberton, Ayr, Eidsvold, Gayndah.
This species has adapted to a wide
variety of habits, mostly near water,
but it is also a common species in
rural towns and cities. It usually
inhabits eucalypts and she-oaks and
can also be encountered in grass and
on fence posts.
Calling song and behaviour:
Coarse, soft phrases: "di-derrr-didi-
Singing occurs in bright sunshine.
Adults are usually wary except when
large numbers are present when they
can often be observed without
Subtropical Red-eyed Squeaker,
dr-pop.net database record
Currently known extent