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Southern Oak Bush-cricket  Meconema meridionale


 

Southern Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema meridionale)  Fraser Simpson

female Southern Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema meridionale), Rainham Marshes, Essex, England, Sep 2019

 

 

Southern Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema meridionale)  Fraser Simpson

male Southern Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema meridionale), Rainham Marshes, Essex, England, Oct 2019

 

 

Southern Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema meridionale)  Fraser Simpson

mating pair of Southern Oak Bush-crickets (Meconema meridionale), Rainham Marshes, Essex, England, Sep 2019

 

 

Southern Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema meridionale)  Fraser Simpson

female Southern Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema meridionale), Purfleet, Essex, England, Aug 2020

 

 

Southern Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema meridionale)  Fraser Simpson

female Southern Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema meridionale), Purfleet, Essex, England, Aug 2020

 

 

Sonogram of Southern Oak Bush-cricket drumming (sonation)

Indoor recording in terrarium  17 August 2020  02:00h

Drumming (sonation) from a single captive male Southern Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema meridionale) in a terrarium at night.

A series of 3-8 abrupt (100ms), low frequency sounds (0.1-1.4 kHz) produced from the male tapping its hind leg on Ivy leaves in the presence of a female. At peak activity it produced 11 drumming bursts in one minute (at 25.1C ambient room temp). Drumming bursts lasting between 0.8 and 3.6 secs.

Note: the volume here has been increased in the processed sound file, but the tapping was actually audible across the room under near-silent conditions.

[File name: southernoakbushcricket117356capcut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

 

Sonogram of Southern Oak Bush-cricket drumming (sonation)

 

Oscillogram of Southern Oak Bush-cricket drumming (sonation)

Oscillogram of Southern Oak Bush-cricket drumming (sonation)

Indoor recording in terrarium  17 August 2020

Drumming (sonation) from a single captive male Southern Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema meridionale) in a terrarium.

 

 

 

 

 


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