Mangrove Drummer Arunta interclusa (Walker, 1858)
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Species number (TNS):        010. Fore wing length:               35–43 mm. Distribution and seasonality:  Coastally south from Cooktown in Queensland to Urunga in northern New South Wales. Adults appear in November and populations may persist until May. Notable localities:             Cairns airport, Curtis Island, Sandstone Point, Nudgee Beach. Habitat:                                   Coastal mangroves in the tidal zone. Females may be found in coastal dune vegetation outside of the tidal zone. Calling song and behaviour:    A distinctive, far carrying rattle.  Adults sit on the upper branches of mangroves. Similar species:                  White Drummer.
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