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Egyptian Grasshopper  Fraser SimpsonI'm currently building a small sound library of grasshopper and cricket stridulations. MP3 versions of the original wave recordings made in the field can be sampled here. These sound recordings have been made using various pieces of gear from a minidisc recorder coupled with an inexpensive microphone to professional Sennheiser and Roland equipment. Field recordings have been cut and prepared for the web with MAGIX Audio Cleaning Lab or Audacity. Field notes and recording data, including GPS readings, are compiled in a database.

Accompanying most sound recordings is a corresponding sonogram for all or part of the sample. A sonogram is a visual representation of sound in a graphical form with frequency (analogous to pitch) in Hertz (wave cycles of sound per second) on the y-axis, and time (in seconds) on the x-axis. These sonograms have been produced using Syrinx software (www.syrinxpc.com) which allows real-time spectrographic recording, analysis and playback. I then label or annotate the sonogram bitmap images in Adobe Photoshop.

The sonogram pages require Flash to work. You may need to change your settings to allow Flash. To the left of the web address, click Info Information. At the bottom, click Site Settings. In the new tab, to the right of 'Flash', click Allow. Go back to the site and reload the page.






Sounds,Spectrograms, Oscillograms & Photographs

Vineyard Mole-cricket  Gryllotalpa vineae

European Mole-cricket  Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

Wood Cricket  Nemobius sylvestris

House Cricket  Acheta domesticus

European Field Cricket  Gryllus campestris

Long-winged Cone-head  Conocephalus fuscus

Short-winged Cone-head  Conocephalus dorsalis

Southern Oak Bush-cricket  Meconema meridionale

Southern Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket  Phaneroptera nana

Speckled Bush-cricket  Leptophyes punctatissima

Great Green Bush-cricket  Tettigonia viridissima

Common Wart-biter  Decticus verrucivorus

Grey Bush-cricket  Platycleis albopunctata

Roesel's Bush-cricket  Merioptera roeseliii

Bog Bush-cricket  Metrioptera brachyptera

Purple Meadow Bush-cricket  Metrioptera saussuriana

Small Alpine Bush-cricket  Anonconotus alpinus

Dark Bush-cricket  Pholidoptera griseoaptera

Dented Groundhopper  Tetrix depressa

Earthling Stone Grasshopper  Euryparyphes terrulentus

Egyptian Grasshopper  Anacridium aegptium

White Banded Grasshopper/Lamenting Grasshopper  Eyprepocnemis plorans

Splendid Cone-headed Grasshopper  Truxalis nasuta

Common Maquis Grasshopper  Pezotettix giornae

High Mountain Grasshopper  Melanoplus frigidus

Common Mountain Grasshopper  Podisma pedestris

Green Mountain Grasshopper  Miramella alpina

Common Digging Grasshopper  Acrotylus insubricus

Broad Green-winged Grasshopper  Aiolopus strepens

Large Marsh Grasshopper  Stethophyma grossum

Puissant's Green-winged Grasshopper  Aiolopus puissanti

Large Banded Grasshopper  Arcyptera fusca

Mottled Grasshopper  Myrmeleotettix maculatus

Rufous Grasshopper/White-clubbed Grasshopper  Gomphocerippus rufus

Club-legged Grasshopper  Gomphocerus sibiricus

Woodland Grasshopper  Omocestus rufipes

Common Green Grasshopper  Omocestus viridulus

Stripe-winged Grasshopper  Stenobothrus lineatus

Common Straw Grasshopper  Euchorthippus declivus

Meadow Grasshopper  Chorthippus parallelus

Lesser Marsh Grasshopper  Chorthippus albomarginatus

Ladder Grasshopper  Stauroderus scalaris

Locomotive Grasshopper  Chorthippus apricarius

Field Grasshopper  Chorthippus brunneus

Lesser Grasshopper  Chorthippus mollis

Bow-winged Grasshopper  Chorthippus biguttulus


Recent Sightings - British Isles


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