Elements of the acoustic repertoire of the prairie mole cricket (Orthoptera : Gryllotalpidae : Gryllotalpa major Suassure)

Authors
Citation
Psm. Hill, Elements of the acoustic repertoire of the prairie mole cricket (Orthoptera : Gryllotalpidae : Gryllotalpa major Suassure), J KAN ENT S, 73(2), 2000, pp. 95-102
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Entomology/Pest Control
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THE KANSAS ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY
ISSN journal
0022-8567 → ACNP
Volume
73
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
95 - 102
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-8567(200004)73:2<95:EOTARO>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
The prairie mole cricket (Gryllotalpa major) is the largest of North Americ an crickets and the only one to occupy a grasslands habitat. This rare spec ies produces a loud, long-range sexual advertisement call of chirps, rather than a trilling call like most other species of mole crickets. Otherwise, its calling repertoire is similar to other Orthopteran species. Males chang e to a soft, non-rhythmic trill when a female is attracted, and they produc e a sharp, broad-frequency click in response to any disturbance. These two sounds are described for the first time, along with further analysis of the previously described advertisement call.