Green Desert Ticker
Pipilopsalta ceuthoviridis Ewart, 2005
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Species number (TNS):
Fore wing length:
Distribution and seasonality:
Inland Australia from Jondaryan
north-west to Mount Isa in
Queensland, west to Anburla
Creek in the Northern Territory
and south to Neales River near
Lake Eyre in South Australia.
Adults occur after rain, between
August and March.
Bollon (Simon lab), Lake
Houdraman, Clunie (A. Ewart).
Calling song and behaviour:
A monotonous series of high-
pitched chirps, emitted at a fairly
fast rate. Adults sit on the stems
Specimens are typically green,
but a yellow morph has also been
found (pictured). Green-coloured
specimens often fade to a yellow-
brown after death.
None; a distinctive cicada.
dr-pop.net database record
Currently known extent