Psaltoda brachypennis Moss and Moulds, 2000
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Species number (TNS):
Fore wing length:
Distribution and seasonality:
From Herberton in North
Queensland south to Mt.
Kaputar and Grafton in New
South Wales. Adults occur from
mid-November to February.
Mt Moffatt, Chinchilla,
Stanthorpe, Mt Marrow, St Lucia
(Brisbane), Moogerah Dam.
Found in dry sclerophyll forest,
wet sclerophyll forest, brigalow
and dry vine thicket in areas
experiencing moderate annual
Calling song and behaviour:
Typically begins with a loud roar
that increases rapidly in volume
and may last for some time.
This is usually finished by a
series of rolling, soft pulses that
conclude the song burst. There
is often a considerable gap (>5
seconds) between the pulsing
phase and the next roar. Adults
are solitary and usually sit on
the upper branches of trees,
only rarely occurring in shrubs.
Live specimens are usually a
dark, khaki green or a rich,
Clanger, Silver Knight, Dark
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Currently known extent