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Bark Squeaker - Pauropsalta corticinus

Family Cicadidae

This page contains pictures and information about Bark Squeaker Cicadas that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
This cicada is brown to dark brown in colour, small in size. Wings are clear, but there is a small spot on each wing edge which form one larger spot at where four wings meet. They call with zip-zip-zip for about 10 time then followed by a long zip. 
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In Mt Cotton mid summer, we found many of them on Lantana.   
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1. Wildlife of Greater Brisbane - Queensland Museum: Brisbane (1997), p86.
2. Species Pauropsalta corticinus Ewart, 1989 - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
3. Genus Pauropsalta Goding and Froggatt, 1904 (Squeakers, Bark-buzzer and Tree-buzzer) - L. W. Popple, Zoology and Entomology, the University of Queensland, Australia, 2006. 

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