Floury Baker Aleeta curvicosta (Germar, 1834)
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Previously referred to as Abricta curvicosta. Species number (TNS): 525. Fore wing length: 34–51 mm. Distribution and seasonality: This species is distributed coastally and subcoastally from Bendalong on the New South Wales south coast north to the Wet Tropics of north-eastern Queensland. It is largely absent from the dryer coastal parts of central and northern Queensland, including the St Lawrence and Burdekin Gap regions. A conspicuous species in suburban Sydney and Brisbane. Adults are typically present between November to May. Notable localities: Greater Sydney, Ballina, Brisbane CBD, Redland City, Bundaberg, Bunya Mountains, Mission Beach.. Habitat: Humid areas of open forest, mangroves, paperbark woodlands, city parks and suburban gardens. Calling song and behaviour: A loud series of hiss-like phrases that rapidly accelerate into a continuous, loud hiss. This call is emitted during the day. At dusk a continuous hissing song is produced. The call spans a wide range of frequencies. Adults typically sit upside down. They occur various types of trees and more substantial shrubs. Individuals are sedentary, but will scatter if disturbed. Populations occur in local aggregations. Colour variation: Specimens exhibit limited variation in colour. Fresh specimens are covered in a dusty white pubescence. Older specimens tend to lose much of this covering. Similar species: Little Floury Baker.
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