vocal field cricket
Gryllus vocalis Scudder 1901


11 s of calling song [965 KB]; male from San Diego, San Diego Co., Calif.; 23.5°C. Recording by D. B. Weissman (S97-60, R97-71); used by permission.
5 s of calling song [209 KB]; same as above but downsampled and truncated. [Recording by D. B. Weissman; used by permission.]

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.
Click on spectrogram to hear graphed song.

David Weissman is currently revising the species of Gryllus from the western and central United States. That study will describe the song, morphology, life cycle, and geographical and ecological distribution of G. vocalis in relation to the many other western species.

More information:  subfamily Gryllinae, genus Gryllus

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.

Nomenclature:  OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)