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Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea)Myopsalta parvula  

Black Mountain Tinkler at Black Mountain

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Myopsalta parvula at Black Mountain - 29 Oct 2018
Myopsalta parvula at Black Mountain - 29 Oct 2018
Myopsalta parvula at Black Mountain - 29 Oct 2018

Identification history

Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Myopsalta parvula 17 Dec 2018 lpopple
Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Myopsalta parvula 17 Dec 2018 lpopple
Unidentified 17 Dec 2018 silversea_starsong

Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
  16 Dec 2018

This a rare cicada with a quite localised, restricted distribution in the region. See comments by Lindsay Popple.

Author's notes

This is the "type 2" cicada I found on Black Mountain. The song is similar to Atrapsalta furcilla but much faster. The two types were singing in the same habitat and there was no noticeable overlap. I could not see any differences in temperature or elevation that might have explained the different speed. Is this a different species?

2 comments

   17 Dec 2018
Recording of this "alternate type":
https://soundcloud.com/ilversea/oct30-2018-3-50pm-cicada2

Recording of "typical" A. furcilla from same site:
https://soundcloud.com/ilversea/oct30-2018-1-51pm-atrapsalta2
lpopple wrote:
   17 Dec 2018
First record for Canberra Nature Map. The recording helped to confirm the ID, thanks. Great work! This is quite a localised, restricted cicada in the region.

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Nearby Sightings

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Maratus calcitrans (Kicking peacock spider) at Black Mountain - 29 Oct 2018 Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Black Mountain - 22 Sep 2017 Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Black Mountain - 9 Jul 2017 Calochilus montanus (Copper beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016 Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016 Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016 Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016 Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016 Austrolestes sp. (genus) (Ringtail damselfy) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016 Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016 Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016 Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow navel) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016 Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016 Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016 Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016 Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016 Calochilus montanus (Copper beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015 Caladenia cucullata (Lemon caps) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015 Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015 Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015 Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015 Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015 Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015 Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 16 Oct 2015 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 16 Oct 2015 Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Black Mountain - 16 Oct 2015 Prasophyllum brevilabre (Short-lip leek orchid) at Black Mountain - 16 Oct 2015 Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Black Mountain - 19 Aug 2015 Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Black Mountain - 2 Aug 2014
Maratus calcitrans (Kicking peacock spider) at Black Mountain - 29 Oct 2018
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Black Mountain - 22 Sep 2017
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Black Mountain - 9 Jul 2017
Calochilus montanus (Copper beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Austrolestes sp. (genus) (Ringtail damselfy) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow navel) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016
Calochilus montanus (Copper beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015
Caladenia cucullata (Lemon caps) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 16 Oct 2015
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 16 Oct 2015
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Black Mountain - 16 Oct 2015
Prasophyllum brevilabre (Short-lip leek orchid) at Black Mountain - 16 Oct 2015
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Black Mountain - 19 Aug 2015
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Black Mountain - 2 Aug 2014

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 29 Oct 2018 Recorded on
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