Little Whiner Macrotristria dorsalis Ashton, 1912
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Species number (TNS): 051. Fore wing length: 31–38 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Northern Queensland from Heathlands Station and from Princess Charlotte Bay south to Townsville and west to near Georgetown, with a possible record from further south at Bowen. Adults can be encountered from December until March. Notable localities: Mareeba, Herberton, Hervey Range. Habitat: Tropical bushland, open forest and eucalypt woodland. Calling song and behaviour: A continuous whine at a moderate pitch that gradually proceeds into a regular pulsing pattern. Adults sit on the upper branches and stems of eucalypts and other trees. Colour variation: Adults can be either green or yellow–orange. All specimens tend to fade to yellow after death. Similar species: Coastal Whiner.
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