Rattler (species complex) Illyria burkei (Distant, 1882)
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Species number (TNS): 038, 044. Fore wing length: 24–36 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From the Kimberley region of Western Australia east through the northern third of the Northern Territory and islands to Queensland where it occurs throughout the tropics and south as far as Gayndah and Moonie. Adults are present from November to January. Notable localities: Pine Creek, Mareeba, Barcaldine, Emerald, Miles, Binjour. Habitat: Eucalypt woodland and acacia scrubland. Species complex includes: Eastern Rattler (TNS: 038): Sub-humid and semi-arid Queensland. Monsoon Rattler (TNS: 044): Across northern Australia. Calling song and behaviour: A coarse, loud and very persistent rattle, produced monotonously (Eastern Rattler) or interspersed with regular buzzing phrases (Monsoon Rattler). When in large numbers, adults cover the trees and aggregate closely throughout the vegetation, with most sitting on the main trunks and branches. Similar species: Buzzing Rattler, Desert Rattler, Kimberley Rattler.
Kimberley Rattler
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