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Bog Bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera)  Fraser Simpson

male Bog Bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera), St Catherine's Hill, Dorset, England, Aug 2020

 

 

Bog Bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera)  Fraser Simpson

female Bog Bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera), St Catherine's Hill, Dorset, England, Aug 2020

 

 

Bog Bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera)  Fraser Simpson

Bog Bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera), Thursley NNR, Surrey, Sep 2018

 

 

Sonogram of Bog Bush-cricket stridulation

Thursley NNR, Surrey, England  51 10' 01.7"N  00 42' 32.6" W 1 September 2018

Calling song/stridulation from a male Bog Bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera) in wet heath/bog with Calluna vulgaris/Molina caerulea/Juncus spp.

A quiet and soft, continuous ticking (5 audible elements/sec at 22C) repeated in long bursts. Very high pitched and only audible to my ears at less than a five metre range.

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Oscillogram of Bog Bush-cricket stridulation

Oscillogram of Bog Bush-cricket stridulation

Oscillogram of Bog Bush-cricket stridulation

Thursley NNR, Surrey, England  51 10' 01.7"N  00 42' 32.6" W 1 September 2018

Oscillogram of calling song/stridulation from a male Bog Bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera) in wet heath/bog.

 

 

 


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