Broad-striped Wattle Cicada Ewartia oldfieldi (Distant, 1883)
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Previously referred to as Cicadetta oldfieldi. Species number (TNS): 230. Fore wing length: 20–26 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Southern Queensland, from the Tropic of Capricorn south to the New South Wales border. Adults occur from September to April. Notable localities: Gladstone, Bundaberg, Beerwah, Brisbane suburbs (e.g. Sunnybank). Habitat: Populations occur on wattle growing as small trees in open forest and on stony ridges. Adults often occur on Black Wattle (Acacia leiocalyx). Sometimes found in gardens. Calling song and behaviour: Repetitve lilting phrases of ~1 second duration. Adults sit on the upper branches and outer stems of wattles (Acacia sp.) where they remain relatively static. Similar species: Inland Wattle Cicada, Thin- striped Wattle Cicada, Northern Wattle Cicada, Green Heath- buzzer.
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