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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 16 Dec 2018 lpopple
Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Myopsalta parvula 16 Dec 2018 lpopple
Unidentified 16 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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Maratus calcitrans at Black Mountain - 29 Oct 2018
Pterostylis nutans at Black Mountain - 22 Sep 2017
Acacia genistifolia at Black Mountain - 9 Jul 2017
Calochilus montanus at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Diuris nigromontana at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Austrolestes sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Thysanotus patersonii at Black Mountain - 5 Nov 2016
Lichenomphalia chromacea at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016
Stypandra glauca at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016
Stypandra glauca at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016
Cyanicula caerulea at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016
Glossodia major at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016
Calochilus montanus at Black Mountain - 3 Nov 2015
Diuris nigromontana at Black Mountain - 16 Oct 2015
Glossodia major at Black Mountain - 16 Oct 2015
Prasophyllum brevilabre at Black Mountain - 16 Oct 2015
Acacia genistifolia at Black Mountain - 19 Aug 2015
Hardenbergia violacea at Black Mountain - 2 Aug 2014

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Location information

Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 29 Oct 2018 Recorded on
  • silversea_starsong Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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