Wilga Ticker Crotopsalta plexis Ewart, 2005
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Male
Species number (TNS): 352. Fore wing length: 11–14 mm. Distribution and seasonality: A widespread species throughout southern inland Queensland south and east from Barcaldine (A. Ewart), south from Theodore and east from near Roma (C. Eddie) to the western edge of the Great Dividing Range. It has also been found near Moree in northern New South Wales. Specimens have been collected from Late August/September until February. Notable localities: Moree (M. Coombs), Taroom, Chinchilla, Oakey, Coolmunda Dam. Habitat: Found on a wide variety of host plants in woodland and dry scrub in the brigalow belt. Often associated with Wilga (Geijera parviflora), a common species in the brigalow belt. Calling song and behaviour: Slow ticking, similar to the sound of a mechanical desk clock. Adults sit in the outer foliage of shrubs and trees. Similar species: Eastern Ticker, Rapid Ticker.
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Female