Rare Bladder Cicada
Cystopsalta immaculata Goding and Froggatt, 1904
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False Bladder Cicada.
Species number (TNS):
Fore wing length:
Distribution and seasonality:
Currently known in Queensland where it
occurs from the Windsor Tableland south
to Paluma, at Eungella west of Mackay
and from Yarraman and the Sunshine
Coast hinterland south to the
Tallebudgera Valley. It also occurs in far
northern New South Wales in association
with the Mt Warning caldera.
Julatten, Kuranda, Eungella, Mount
Glorious (A. Hiller), Mount Tamborine,
Lush tropical and subtropical rainforest,
especially on rich basaltic soils.
Calling song and behaviour:
A strong rattling whistle, much like the
call of a mole cricket. Males sing for
20–30 minutes just after dusk. Adults sit
in the foliage of rainforest trees.
Specimens often fade from vivid green to
dark green or yellow-brown after death.
Bladder Cicada, Daintree Bladder
dr-pop.net database record
Currently known extent