Inland Sprinkler Squeaker
Popplepsalta notialis incitata (Popple, 2013)
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Fore wing length:
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.
Eidsvold, Chinchilla, St George,
Millmerran, Mt Majura.
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.
Retro Squeaker, Sprinkler Squeaker,
also see Southern Red-eyed Squeaker
(different subspecies) and hybrids
between the subspecies.
dr-pop.net database record
Currently known extent