Tick-tock Physeema quadricincta (Walker, 1850)
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Male
Previously referred to as Cicadetta quadricincta. Species number (TNS): 238. Fore wing length: 14–19 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Southern Western Australia from Kalbarri and Dongara south to Augusta and east to Cape Riche, with an isolated population at Kalgoorlie. Adults occur from September to February, with occasional unseasonal appearances at other times of the year. Notable localities: Jurien, Perth, Margaret River, Albany, Manjimup, Kalgoorlie. Habitat: Low grassy woodland, open heathland, coastal dune vegetation, clearings and gardens. Calling song and behaviour: A distinctive clicking call, which gradually slows to a small series of “clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop” notes. Adults sit on the stems of grasses and shrubs. Similar species: Northern Sandplain Ticker, Southern Coastal Ticker, Esperance Ticker.
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