They like the warmer, humid conditions and are most numerous from mid spring to early autumn ( tropical wet season) and when plants are producing fruit. Their numbers decrease over winter and adults will shelter and survive, but if the weather remains warm and there is still fruit happening, they will continue to be around. They are active in the early morning and late evening.
They are native to Australia. As the name suggests they were mainly in Queensland but they are progressing further south into temperate regions.