Samaecicada subolivacea (Ashton, 1912)
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Originally described as Pauropsalta
Species number (TNS):
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Distribution and seasonality:
Mainly restricted to the Hawkesbury
Sandstone region of New South Wales,
including parts of Greater Sydney and
the Blue Mountains, south to near
Nowra. Adults can occur from December
to March, but are most typically active
from December to January.
Royal National Park, Leura (both Emery
Found in open woodland areas with
elements of heath. Specimens have
been found in Hakea shrubs.
Calling song and behaviour:
Males produce a fast ticking call. Singing
occurs sporadically throughout the day
and there can be long periods of silence
between brief bouts of calling.
This species shares some broad
similarities with the genus Taurella.
Some poorly-known relatives of S.
subolivacea occur in south-west Western
dr-pop.net database record
Currently known extent