Atherton Squeaker Popplepsalta simplex (Popple, 2013)
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Species number (TNS): 437. Fore wing length: 14–17 mm. Distribution and seasonality: North-eastern Queensland from Julatten south to the Bluewater Creek Rest Area near Townsville. Adults are present in December and January. Notable localities: Herveys Range (G. Cocks), Atherton, Herberton. Habitat: Eucalypt woodland where adults may be found on trees, shrubs and grasses. Calling song and behaviour: Simple buzzing phrases of 0.5–1.00 seconds duration. Males call from the upper branches and foliage of trees and shrubs, and from grass stems. Similar species: Northern Red-eyed Squeaker, Ephemeral Squeaker. database record
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