Tasmanian Hairy Cicada Tettigarcta tomentosa White, 1845
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Species number (TNS): 002. Fore wing length: 32–41 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Restricted to Tasmania and found throughout this island state. Adults may be found throughout the year, except during spring. They are most prevalent during the first six months of the year. Notable localities: Mt Wellington, Franklin River, Port Arthur. Habitat: Cool temperate and subalpine eucalypt forest and margins of temperate rainforest. Calling song and behaviour: Communication is via vibration through the substrate rather than airborne sound. Adults are nocturnal and shelter under bark and in tree crevices during the day. Similar species: Alpine Hairy Cicada.
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