Herberton Grass-buzzer Toxala mckinnonae Popple, 2015
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Male
Species number (TNS): 328. Fore wing length: 10–12 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Known only from a small area west of Herberton in northern Queensland. Adults occur during December and January. Notable localities: Herberton district. Habitat: This species occurs in native grassland on sandy loam. Calling song and behaviour: The song is high pitched and may be difficult to detect. It is made up of a single repeated phrase, comprising a train of short chirps followed by a short buzz. Males also produce audible wing-snaps as part of the calling song. Emergence occurs after rain. Adults sit on grass stems. Similar species: Bent-winged Grass-buzzer, Grass Pygmy (species complex).
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Female