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Speckled Bush-cricket  Leptophyes punctatissima


 

Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)  Fraser Simpson

Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) - male, Purfleet, Essex, England, Sep 2021

 

 

Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)  Fraser Simpson

Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) - male, Purfleet, Essex, England, Sep 2021

 

 

Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)  Fraser Simpson

Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) - female, Purfleet, Essex, England, Jul 2020

 

 

Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)  Fraser Simpson

Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) - female, Rainham Marshes, Essex, England, Sep 2019

 

 

Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)  Fraser Simpson

female Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima), Purfleet, Essex, England, Jul 2020

 

 

 

Sonogram of Speckled Bush-cricket stridulation [speckledbushcricket117346ecut]

Purfleet, Essex, England  16 August 2020  23:00h

Calling song/stridulation from a male Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) in garden shrubbery.

A single, quiet, largely ultrasonic element repeated every 3-4 seconds. Mostly inaudible to my ears, this individual was recorded using heterodyne bat detector set to 40 kHz which transforms the sound into a loud audible tap.

[File name: speckledbushcricket117346ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

 

Oscillogram of Speckled Bush-cricket stridulation [speckledbushcricket117346ecut]

Oscillogram of Speckled Bush-cricket stridulation [speckledbushcricket117346ecut]

Purfleet, Essex, England  16 August 2020  23:00h

Oscillogram of calling song/stridulation from a male Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) in garden shrubbery.

 

 

 

 Sonogram of Speckled Bush-cricket stridulation [speckledbushcricket117980ecut]

Indoor recording in terrarium  7 September 2021

Calling song/stridulation from a male Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) in a vivarium.

A single (occasionally double), quiet element repeated every 2-4 seconds. Normally I can't hear this species outside in the natural environment, but I could inside when I transferred this male (which was attracted to the light of my moth trap) to a tank. Recorded using a normal microphones (frequency range 20 Hz to 20 kHz). Called 758 times in a 60 minute recording period.

[File name: speckledbushcricket117980ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

 

Oscillogram of Speckled Bush-cricket stridulation [speckledbushcricket117980ecut]

Indoor recording in terrarium  7 September 2021

Calling song/stridulation from a male Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) in a vivarium.

 

 

 

Speckled Bush-Cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) - stridulation heard through bat detector set at 40 kHz.

 

 

 


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