Inland Wattle Cicada Ewartia lapidosa Popple, 2017
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Other name(s): Sandstone Wattle Cicada. Species number (TNS): 228, 229. Fore wing length: 20–26 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Inland areas, from near Georgetown in northern Queensland south to central New South Wales between Singleton and Mount Hope. It is widespread, but patchy, in southern Queensland. Adults occur from September to Marchl. Notable localities: Miles, Weengallon, Nandewar Range, Capertee (V. Powys), Warrumbungle National Park,. Habitat: Reliably found in association with wattles (Acacia sp.) often in rocky environments or stony soils. Calling song and behaviour: Long or short lilting phrases (1–24 seconds duration). Also monotonously repetitive chirps. Adults sit on the upper branches and outer stems of wattles (Acacia sp.) where they remain relatively static. Similar species: Broad-striped Wattle Cicada, Thin-striped Wattle Cicada, Northern Wattle Cicada.
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