White Drummer Arunta perulata (Guérin-Méneville, 1831)
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Species number (TNS): 008. Fore wing length: 41–54 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Coastal from Pennefather River on Cape York and the southern Torres Strait Islands in Queensland south to Narooma in New South Wales. The first adults emerge in November and may persist until April. Notable localities: Pennefather River (A. Ewart), Great Keppel Island, Noosa, Nudgee Beach, Cabarita Beach. Habitat: Coastal dune, headland and island vegetation. Occasionally found in mangroves at the western margin of the tidal zone. Calling song and behaviour: A strong, continuous, motor-like rattle, sung sporadically during the day and most prominently at dusk. Adults sit on the upper branches of banksias, she-oaks, mangroves and other trees. Similar species: Mangrove Drummer.
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