Slow Dinger Kobonga fuscomarginata (Distant, 1914)
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Originally described as Pauropsalta fuscomarginata. Species number (TNS): 164. Fore wing length: 19–26 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From Diamantina National Park south-east to Brookstead in Queensland, south to near Hillston and Mildura in southern New South Wales. Adults occur from October to February. Notable localities: Columboola, St George, Mount Hope. Habitat: Box eucalypt woodland and sparse semi-arid scrubland. Calling song and behaviour: A series of strong "zeeps", similar to the call of a Paperbark Cicada, followed by a slow "cling, cling, cling, cling, cling, cling" sequence before immediately repeating. Singing occurs at intervals throughout the day and also prominently at dusk. Adults typically sit on the upper branches of trees and shrubs. Similar species: Moree Dinger, Dinger.
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