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variable field cricket

Gryllus lineaticeps Stål 1858

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11 s of calling song; male from Jasper Ridge, San Mateo Co., Calif.; 25.0°C. Recording by D. B. Weissman (S92-44, R92-11); used by permission.
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Sound spectrogram of 2 s of calling at 25.0°C (from D. B. Weissman's S92-44, R92-11). Dominant frequency 4.8 kHz.
Song at 25°C: According to Weissman et al. (1980), the song has 6 to 10 pulses per chirp, with the pulse rate uniform and high; the chirp rate averages 200 per minute.
Remarks: As early as 1980 David B. Weissman began publishing the results of his field and laboratory studies of the Gryllus of the United States and Canada (Weissman et al. 1980). By 2003, David Gray had started his cooperation with Weissman by providing genetic analysis of the living Gryllus made available by Weissman's studies (e.g., Weissman, Walker, and Gray 2009). Weissman and Gray's results regarding the Gryllus of US and Canada are in ms and their target date for publication is May 2019. Their results will be made publicly available on SINA as soon as possible.
More information:
subfamily Gryllinae, genus Gryllus
References: Hoback & Wagner 1997, Wagner 1996, Wagner & Hoback 1999, Wagner & Reiser 2000.
Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)
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