Red Fairy Taurella froggatti (Distant, 1907)
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Previously referred to as Cicadetta froggatti. Species number (TNS): 454. Fore wing length: 15–19 mm. Distribution and seasonality: North Queensland from Cape York south to Tully and Georgetown. Adults occur from December to February. Notable localities: Weipa, Kamerunga, Innot Hot Springs. Habitat: Grassland and grassy woodland, often in the vicinity of water. Calling song and behaviour: A high-pitched call with a long buzzing section that is later broken up into a rapidly emitted series of pulses. Adults sit on the stems of grasses. Similar species: None; a distinctive species. database record
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Recording provided by A. Ewart