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sand field cricket

Gryllus firmus Scudder 1902

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20 s of calling song; male from Alachua County, FL; 24.8°C. (WTL481-24)
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Sound spectrogram of 2 s of calling at 24.8°C (from WTL481-24). Dominant frequency 3.6 kHz.
Range: In most of its range, Gryllus firmus is the only chirping, field-inhabiting Gryllus. In South Florida it overlaps with Gryllus assimilis. To the north its range overlaps with G. veletis and G. pennsylvanicus and it sometimes hybridizes with the latter species (Harrison and Bogdanowicz 1997).
More information:
subfamily Gryllinae, genus Gryllus
References: See genus page.
Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)
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