Fairy Dust Squawker
Pauropsalta opaca Ewart, 1989
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Sometimes referred to as
Species number (TNS):
Fore wing length:
Distribution and seasonality:
Restricted to the drier parts of the Wet
Tropics from Mount Carbine south to
near Undara. An isolated record has
been taken from Hidden Valley in
Paluma Range (P. Buosi). Adults occur
from October to March.
Davies Creek, Herberton.
Populations usually occur in eucalypt
Calling song and behaviour:
Complex with two or three
components. The first component
consists of a long buzz. The second
component contains a series of chirps,
emitted rapidly. Sometimes a longer
buzz is produced in-between each
series of rapid chirps. Calling males
generally occur on the main trunks or
upper branches of eucalypts. They call
during periods of sunshine.
Tropical Orange Squawker, Dusty
Squawker, Herberton Squawker,
Herveys Range Squawker.
Currently known extent