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vocal field cricket

Gryllus vocalis Scudder 1901

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11 s of calling song; male from San Diego, San Diego Co., Calif.; 23.5°C. Recording by D. B. Weissman (S97-60, R97-71); used by permission.
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Sound spectrogram of 2 s of calling at 23.5°C (from D. B. Weissman's S97-60, R97-71). Dominant frequency 3.7 kHz.
Song at 25°C: Weissman et al. (1980) described the song as having 2 to 3 pulses per chirp produced at a rate of 25 to 42 per sec and averaging 220 chirps per minute at 25°C.
Remarks: As early as 1980 David B. Weissman began publishing the results of his field and laboratory studies of the Gryllus of the United States and Canada (Weissman et al. 1980). By 2003, David Gray had started his cooperation with Weissman by providing genetic analysis of the living Gryllus made available by Weissman's studies (e.g., Weissman, Walker, and Gray 2009). Weissman and Gray are now completing their plans for publishing their results regarding the Gryllus of US and Canada. Their target date is January 2019, and their results will be made publicly available on SINA as soon as possible.
More information:
subfamily Gryllinae, genus Gryllus
Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)
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