Taurella forresti (Distant, 1882)
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Previously referred to as Cicadetta
Species number (TNS):
Fore wing length:
Distribution and seasonality:
Coastally and subcoastally from
Cooktown in north Queensland south to
Taree in New South Wales. Adults occur
from September to April.
Cairns, Finch Hatton, St Lucia.
Tropical and subtropical rainforest,
riparian vegetation and gardens,
particularly in association with hibiscus,
including Hibiscus tiliaceus and H.
Calling song and behaviour:
A series of short, high-pitched hiss-like
"ziits" followed by a longer, continuous
hiss. Singing can occur throughout the
day, especially under cloud cover and
during early morning, at late afternoon
and at dusk in sunny weather.
None; a distinctive species.
dr-pop.net database record
Currently known extent