Bonconseil, Alps, France
35' 05.23" N 06° 44' 32.94" E14 August 2019
Calling song/stridulation from a male Lesser
Grasshopper (Chorthippus mollis) in roadside verge grassland.
A rhythmic/pulsating sequence up to 30 seconds, composed
of a repeated two-part echeme consisting of a tick (downstroke of one hind leg) and a rasp (upstroke
of one hind leg) produced at 3/sec at ~25°C, slowing in the final three to four seconds. Initially increasing in volume, then decreasing as
it slows at the end.