Western Whiner Macrotristria extrema (Distant, 1892)
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Species number (TNS): 065. Fore wing length: 34–38 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Coastal and subcoastal areas of northern Western Australia from Carnarvon north-east to near Sandfire and inland to Marble Bar and near Witttenoom. Adults occur from October to May. Notable localities: Port Hedland, Karratha. Habitat: Arid shrubland with scattered trees, dune vegetation and gardens. Calling song and behaviour: A harsh continuous whine produced at intervals throughout the day and at dusk. Adults sit on the stems and branches of trees, shrubs and occasionally on grass. Colour variation: Specimens often fade from light green to yellow after death. Similar species: Corroboree Cicada (green form).
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