Red Mallee Creaker Auscala flammea Emery, Emery and Hutchinson, 2020
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Species number (TNS): 177. Fore wing length: 27–36 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Found in south-west Western Australia and in South Australia along northern Eyre Peninsula and in the area between Port Broughton and the Murray River outside of Adelaide. Notable localities: Tailem Bend, Kimba, Balladonia, Cue. Habitat: Mallee woodland. Calling song and behaviour: Similar to the sound of a creaking tree branch, though with bouts of creaking sounds emitted more frequently than a creaking tree. Males call at intervals throughout the day and at dusk. Calling males are cryptic, wary and often difficult to approach. Similar species: Creaking Branch Cicada.
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