Turkey Bush Cicada Erempsalta hermannsbergensis (Distant, 1907)
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Male
Formerly known as Cicadetta hermannsbergensis. Species number (TNS): 257, 258. Fore wing length: 15–19 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Central Australia in the area bounded by Charleville in Queensland, Hillston in New South Wales, Mungerannie in South Australia and Hermannsberg in the Northern Territory. An isolated population also occurs on the coast of north-west Western Australia. Adults occur from October to February. Notable localities: Birdsville Track, Alice Springs, Broome district (Simon lab). Habitat: Low arid scrubland and shrubland, often in association with Turkey Bush (Eremophila gilesii). Calling song and behaviour: A regular cadence of buzzing notes, emitted at a moderately high frequency. Adults sit on the stems of low shrubs. Similar species: None; a distinctive cicada.
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