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Heath Grasshopper (Chorthippus vagans)  Fraser Simpson

male Heath Grasshopper (Chorthippus vagans), St Catherine's Hill, Dorset, England, Aug 2020

 

 

Heath Grasshopper (Chorthippus vagans)  Fraser Simpson

male Heath Grasshopper (Chorthippus vagans), St Catherine's Hill, Dorset, England, Aug 2020

 

 

Heath Grasshopper (Chorthippus vagans)  Fraser Simpson

female Heath Grasshopper (Chorthippus vagans), St Catherine's Hill, Dorset, England, Aug 2020

 

 

Heath Grasshopper (Chorthippus vagans)  Fraser Simpson

female Heath Grasshopper (Chorthippus vagans), St Catherine's Hill, Dorset, England, Aug 2020

 

 

Sonogram of Heath Grasshopper stridulation

St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch, Dorset, England  50 45' 49" N  01 48' 05" W  8 August 2020

Calling song/stridulation from a male Heath Grasshopper (Chorthippus vagans) in Dwarf Gorse among Bell Heather/Bristle Bent mix on lowland dry heath. A 5-10 second series of buzzes (pulses), with around 7 audible elements per second at 33C. Quieter and softer than other Chorthippus species.

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Oscillogram of Heath Grasshopper stridulation

 

Oscillogram of Heath Grasshopper stridulation

 

Oscillogram of Heath Grasshopper stridulation

St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch, Dorset, England  50 45' 49" N  01 48' 05" W  8 August 2020

Oscillogram of calling song from a male Heath Grasshopper (Chorthippus vagans) in Dwarf Gorse among Bell Heather/Bristle Bent mix on lowland dry heath.

 

 

 

Oscillogram of Heath Grasshopper stridulation

St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch, Dorset, England  50 45' 49" N  01 48' 05" W  8 August 2020

Stridulations from male Heath Grasshoppera (Chorthippus vagans) in Dwarf Gorse among Bell Heather/Bristle Bent mix on lowland dry heath. Shorter sequences from a group of two to three males interacting.

[File name: heathgrasshopper117328ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

 

Oscillogram of Heath Grasshopper stridulation

 

Oscillogram of Heath Grasshopper stridulation

 

Oscillogram of Heath Grasshopper stridulation

St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch, Dorset, England  50 45' 49" N  01 48' 05" W  8 August 2020

Oscillogram of shorter sequences from a group of two to three male Heath Grasshoppers (Chorthippus vagans) interacting in Dwarf Gorse among Bell Heather/Bristle Bent mix on lowland dry heath.

 

 

 

 


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