Bent-winged Grass-buzzer Toxala verna (Distant, 1912)
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Male
Previously known as Urabunana verna. Species number (TNS): 327. Fore wing length: 12–13 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Eastern Australia from west of Gladstone in Queensland south to western Sydney in New South Wales. Adults occur from January to March. Notable localities: Biggenden, Chinchilla, Glenlyon Dam, Castlereagh (D. Emery). Habitat: This species occurs in local native grasses and on short heath vegetation, such as Pimelia, growing in eucalypt woodland. Calling song and behaviour: The song is quite high pitched and difficult to detect. It is made up of a single repeated phrase, comprising a series of short chirps followed by a short buzz. Males also produce audible wing-snaps as part of the calling song. Emergence occurs after rain. Adults sit on grass stems. Similar species: Herberton Grass-buzzer. Eastern Grass-buzzer is superficially similar, but it does not possess such distinctly angled fore wings.
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