Eastern Bent-wing (species complex) Froggattoides typicus Distant, 1910
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Species number (TNS): 603, 604, 606. Fore wing length: 25–30 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Northern South Australia and the southern Northern Territory east to the western edge of the Great Dividing Range in subtropical Queensland and warm temperate New South Wales. Adults occur sporadically between September and April. Habitat: Eucalypt woodland, acacia scrubland and sparse shrubland. Species complex includes: Eastern Bent-wing (TNS: 604): From near Chillago in north Queensland south-west to the South Australian border region. Southern Bent-wing (TNS: 603): Occurs in inland southern Queensland south to central New South Wales. Central Bent-wing (TNS: 606): Found in central Australia. Calling song and behaviour: Calling commences some hours after dark. Behaviour indicates an unusual call and response pattern, with a loud raspberry- like buzz, responded with a series of soft clicks. The call can at times be difficult to detect amongst the background sounds of crickets. Males are very active during the night and will readily fly to lights. Similar species: Western Bent-wing.
Habitat
Male
Eastern Bent-wing
Eastern Bent-wing
Currently known extent
dr-pop.net database record:
Southern Bent-wing
Central Bent-wing
Southern Bent-wing
Male
Recording provided by A. Ewart
Recording provided by A. Ewart