Small Acacia Cicada Clinopsalta tigris (Ashton, 1914)
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Previously referred to as Cicadetta tigris. Species number (TNS): 206. Fore wing length: 21–24 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Throughout inland New South Wales and inland south Queensland, west into central and northern South Australia and the Northern Territory, south-west into the Goldfields region of Western Australia. Adults occur from October to February. Notable localities: Mount Hope, Wilcannia (Simon lab), Lake Broadwater, Cravens Peak (A. Ewart), Julia Creek, Tilmouth, Wolf Creek (Simon lab), Lake Douglas (Simon lab). Habitat: Acacia scrubland and shrubby woodland. Calling song and behaviour: Short, sharp single ticks or clicks emitted at a rate of 4–5 per second. This is followed by a fast double-ticking sequence that sounds like a soft rattle. Bouts of wing-snapping are also produced. Adults sit on the branches and stems of trees and shrubs. Colour variation: Specimens vary from dark brown with lighter reddish- brown or yellow-brown markings through to green with dark-brown and yellow markings. Similar species: Yellow-spotted Brigalow Cicada.
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