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House Cricket (Acheta domesticus)  Fraser Simpson

female House Cricket (Acheta domesticus), Purfleet, Essex, Sep 2022

 

 

House Cricket (Acheta domesticus)  Fraser Simpson

male House Cricket (Acheta domesticus), Purfleet, Essex, Sep 2022

 

 

House Cricket (Acheta domesticus)  Fraser Simpson

female & male House Cricket (Acheta domesticus), Purfleet, Essex, Sep 2022

 

 

 

Sonogram of House Cricket courtship song stridulation

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 54" N  000 13' 55" E  26 August 2022  22:25

Calling song from male House Cricket (Acheta domesticus) inside a crack in footpath along River Thames wharf.

A loud, far-carrying, medium-pitched tropical/Mediterranean sounds, seemingly out of place here, composed of ~4 double or triple-elements/sec at 18C. Observed at close range with torch light. Females and nymphs of various ages also present at the site.

[File name: housecricket118278cut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Sonogram of House Cricket courtship song stridulation

Indoor recording in terrarium  51 28' 54" N  000 13' 55" E  26 August 2022

Courtship song from a captive male House Cricket (Acheta domesticus) with a female in a vivarium - from a wild population just metres away along a River Thames wharf. One female we kept in captivity lived until 23.01.23.

[File name: housecricket118279ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Sonogram of House Cricket calling song stridulation

Rainham Landfill, Essex, England  51 29' 45.2" N  0 10' 58.4" E  5 September 2018 20:40

Calling song from a single male House Cricket (Acheta domesticus) in grassland bordering a landfill and recycling centre. Calling song/stridulation composed of two or three elements/syllables per chirp/echeme.

[File name: housecricket115216ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Sonogram of House Cricket calling song stridulation

Rainham Landfill, Essex, England  51 29' 48.0" N  0 11' 02.4" E  5 September 2018 20:30

Calling song from two or more male House Crickets (Acheta domesticus) in grassland bordering a landfill and recycling centre.

[File name: housecricket115211ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

House Cricket (Acheta domesticus), Purfleet-on-Thames - calling song recorded with a mobile phone left remotely.

 

 

 

House Cricket (Acheta domesticus), Rainham Landfill.

 

 

 

House Cricket (Acheta domesticus) records Rainham-Purfleet, Essex, 2018-2022  Fraser Simpson

House Cricket (Acheta domesticus) records Rainham-Purfleet, Essex, 2018-2022

 

 


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