Inland Sprinkler Squeaker Popplepsalta notialis incitata (Popple, 2013)
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Species number (TNS): 433. Fore wing length: 14–16 mm. Distribution and seasonality: The Brigalow Belt in inland eastern Australia, from Mazeppa National Park in central Queensland south to near Narrabri in northern New South Wales. Disjunct populations also occur in Canberra (Australian Capital Territory) and north-west of Melbourne in Victoria. Notable localities: Eidsvold, Chinchilla, St George, Millmerran, Mt Majura. Habitat: It occurs mainly in association with Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) scrub, but also occurs in eucalypt woodland and in open shrubland. Near St George, a population occurs in Mulga (Acacia aneura) scrub. Gardens are inhabited in many inland rural areas Calling song and behaviour: Has a two component song, similar to the call of a Southern Red-eyed Squeaker, with a very long buzz followed by a succession of fast-paced alternating long and short chirps. The short chirps are barely discernable by the human auditory system. Similar species: Retro Squeaker, Sprinkler Squeaker, also see Southern Red-eyed Squeaker (different subspecies) and hybrids between the subspecies. database record
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