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 Lesser Marsh Grasshopper  Chorthippus albomarginatus


 

Sonogram of Lesser Marsh Grasshopper courtship stridulation

Benfleet Creek, Essex, England  51 32' 14.9" N   00 35' 54.3" E  26 August 2019  17:59h

Courtship song from male Lesser Marsh Grasshopper facing a female in coastal grassland.

A complex mix of stridulations consisting of repeated cycles (up to 10 sec) of very soft hissing interspersed with 0.4 sec louder rasps, ending with a two second, lower-frequencing ticking (10 elements/sec) (at 30C).

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Sonogram of Lesser Marsh Grasshopper aggression stridulation

Benfleet Creek, Essex, England  51 32' 14.9" N   00 35' 54.3" E  26 August 2019  18:00h

Aggressive encounter between two males following disruption of courtship behaviour (at 30C).

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Lesser Marsh Grasshopper (Chorthippus albomarginatus)  Fraser Simpson

female Lesser Marsh Grasshopper (Chorthippus albomarginatus), Benfleet Creek, England, Aug 2019

 

Lesser Marsh Grasshopper (Chorthippus albomarginatus)  Fraser Simpson

female Lesser Marsh Grasshopper (Chorthippus albomarginatus), Regent's Park, England, Sep 2019

 

 

 


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