western stutter-trilling cricket
Gryllus integer Scudder 1902

 
 
 
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12 s of calling song [1.04 MB]; male from Fallon, Nevada; 3 pulses per group; 25.0C. Recording by D. B. Weissman (S98-95, R98-129); used by permission.
5 s of calling song [218 KB]; same as above but downsampled and truncated. [Recording by D. B. Weissman; used by permission.]
13 s of calling song [1.12 MB]; male from Pima Co., Ariz.; 1-2 pulses per group; 26.0°C. Recording by D. B. Weissman (S98-65, R98-91); used by permission.
5 s of calling song [210 KB]; same as above but downsampled and truncated. [Recording by D. B. Weissman; used by permission.]


Sound spectrogram of 2 s of calling at 26.0°C (from D. B. Weissman's S98-95, R98-129). Dominant frequency 4.8 kHz.
Click on spectrogram to hear graphed song.


Sound spectrogram of 2 s of calling at 26.0°C (from D. B. Weissman's S98-65, R98-91). Dominant frequency 4.9 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. integer in relation to the many other western species.

Song at 25°C:  Song in some populations consists of sequences of 3-pulse units produced at a rate of ca. 17 units per sec. (see upper spectrogram). The effect is a "stutter trill." In other populations sequences of single pulses and of pairs are the rule (see lower spectrogram).

More information:  subfamily Gryllinae, genus Gryllus

References:  Cade & Tyshenko 1990; Hedrick 1986, 1988, 2000; Hedrick & Weber 1998; Smith & Cade 1987.

Nomenclature:  OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)