Spinifex Buzzer Parnquila venosa (Distant, 1907)
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Previously known as Burbunga venosa. Species number (TNS): 030. Fore wing length: 22–28 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From the MacDonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs to the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert in western Queensland. Also known from east of Sandstone and south of Leinster in central Western Australia. Adults occur during January and February. Notable localities: Hermannsburg, Alice Springs. Habitat: Spinifex grassland. Calling song and behaviour: A simple, clean, buzzing call, with a pulsing quality. Adults sit on the blades of spinifex grasses. Similar species: None; a distinctive species.
dr-pop.net database record
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Recording provided by A. Ewart