Enamel Cicada Heliopsalta polita (Popple, 2003)
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Male
Originally described as Cicadetta polita. Species number (TNS): 216. Fore wing length: 19–22 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From near Moura south to Southwood National Park in southern Queensland. Adults have been observed during December and January. Notable localities: Glenmorgan, Brigalow Research Station. Habitat: Woodland in the brigalow belt where adults are typically found in association with Weeping Myall (Acacia pendula), False Sandalwood (Eremophila mitchellii) or Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla). Calling song and behaviour: A series of chirps, initially emitted at a rapid rate and later produced at a slower rate. Adults sit on the upper branches of trees. Similar species: Capparis Cicada.
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