Lesser Smoky Buzzer Myopsalta sp. (cf. waterhousei)
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Male
Female
Originally described as Melampsalta kewelensis. Currently treated as a junior synonym of Myopsalta waterhousei (Distant, 1905). Other name(s): Black Grass Grinder. Species number (TNS): 277. Fore wing length: 14–19 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From Trangie and Bathurst south to Captains Flat in New South Wales, west across the drier parts of Victoria to the Coorong and near Port Augusta in south-east South Australia. Adults are present from November to January. Notable localities: Grenfell, Goolgowi, Hay, Kewell. Habitat: Populations are local and occur in open and wooded grasslands in cool temperate areas. Calling song and behaviour: Distinctive, wavering buzz phrases. Singing occurs in periods of sunshine. Similar species: Smoky Buzzer, Robust Smoky Buzzer (species complex).
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