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 Rufous Grasshopper/White-clubbed Grasshopper  Gomphocerippus rufus


 

Sonogram of Rufous Grasshopper stridulation

Hartslock Nature Reserve, Oxfordshire, England  51 30' 40.7" N  01 06' 47.3" E  24 August 2019

Song/stridulation from a male in calcareous grassland on chalk downland at 82 metres.

Fairly loud, rough/grating buzzing (8 elements/sec at ~28C) rapidly increasing to maximum volume, repeated in bursts of up to 7 seconds. This individual repeating strophes up to four times per minute. Most numberous orthopteran at this site.

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Rufous Grasshopper/White-clubbed Grasshopper (Gomphocerippus rufus)  Fraser Simpson

male Rufous Grasshopper (Gomphocerippus rufus)

 

 


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