Rare Bladder Cicada Cystopsalta immaculata Goding and Froggatt, 1904
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Other name(s): False Bladder Cicada. Species number (TNS): 599. Fore wing length: 44–51 mm. 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. Notable localities: Julatten, Kuranda, Eungella, Mount Glorious (A. Hiller), Mount Tamborine, Urliup. Habitat: 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. Colour variation: Specimens often fade from vivid green to dark green or yellow-brown after death. Similar species: Bladder Cicada, Daintree Bladder Cicada.
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