Western Red-eyed Squeaker Popplepsalta corymbiae (Popple, 2013)
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Species number (TNS): 438. Fore wing length: 15–18 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From Minilya and Beacon in Western Australia and from Cape Crawford south to just beyond Alice Springs in the Northern Territory east to the Cloncurry district and near Charleville in western Queensland. Adults have been recorded from November to February. Notable localities: Minilya (Simon lab), Mount Isa (A. Ewart), Jundah. Habitat: Populations occur in open woodland and sparsely timbered areas in the arid zone. Adults can be found on eucalypts, including Desert Bloodwood (Corymbia terminalis) and Ghost Gum (C. apparerinja). Calling song and behaviour: The call begins with a blurred series of repeated notes and then settles into a rapid succession of alternating long and short chirps. Similar species: Static Squeaker, Candy Tiger- squawker, Dark Tiger-squawker.
dr-pop.net database record
Currently known extent
Recording provided by A. Ewart