Dinger Kobonga oxleyi (Distant, 1882)
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Previously referred to as Cicadetta oxleyi. Species number (TNS): 160. Fore wing length: 21–26 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Subhumid and semi-arid areas from near Herveys Range wesof Tonwnsville south-west to Adavale and east to Jondaryan in Queensland. Populations then occur patchily south and west through inland New South Wales to the border region of South Australia and Victoria. Adults occur from September to February. Notable localities: Glenmorgan, Southwood National Park. Habitat: Woodland and acacia-dominated scrubland. Calling song and behaviour: A series of strong "zeeps", similar to the call of a Paperbark Cicada, followed by a loud "Ding-ding- ding-ding-ding-ding" sequence before immediately repeating. Singing occurs at intervals throughout the day and also prominently at dusk. Adults typically sit on the upper branches of trees, particular acacias. Similar species: Moree Dinger, Slow Dinger.
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