South-western Bark Squeaker Atrapsalta dolens (Walker, 1850)
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Species number (TNS): 429. Fore wing length: 13–16 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Mostly coastal, but with sporadic inland records from throughout the south-west of Western Australia (south from Kalbarri and west from Israelite Bay). It is also known from Eyre Peninsula and from south-east of Adelaide in South Australia. Adults occur from September to February. Notable localities: Eneabba, Kings Park, Bremer Bay (R. MacSloy). Habitat: Heathland and open woodland. Calling song and behaviour: A distinctive, slow “dit-dyerr, dit- dyerr”. Adults sit in the foliage of heath shrubs and occasionally on grasses. Similar species: Unique in south-west Western Australia. Superficially similar to Small Bark Squeaker (species complex). database record
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