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Mormon ground cricket

Neonemobius mormonius (Scudder 1896)

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23 s of calling song; male from Sabrino Canyon, Pima Co., Ariz.; 26.6°C. (WTL526-2a)
25 s of calling song; male from Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles Co., Calif.; 23.1°C. Recording by D.A. Gray, used by permission.

In the latter part of this recording another male is making loud ticks as the subject male calls. The loud ticks may be courtship, because a female was present.

30 s of calling song; male from Santa Anna River, Riverside Co., Calif.; 24.7°C. (WTL1968-56)
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Sound spectrogram of 12 s of calling at 26.6°C (from WTL526-2a). Dominant frequency of initial ticks, 8.0 kHz; of trill, 7.5 increasing to 7.7 kHz.
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Seasonal data: n. Fla. seasonal data.
Remarks: This species spread eastward from its original distribution in the west.
Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)
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