British wildlife recordings

Chorthippus parallelus : Meadow Grasshopper - Acrididae

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:34

  • Shelf mark

    W1CDR0001491 BD13

  • Subjects

    Insects

  • Recording date

    1976/07/25

  • Recording locations

    Cowley, Gloucestershire: OS Grid Reference(396500,214500)

  • Recordist

    Williams, Aubrey John

  • Species

    Meadow Grasshopper, Chorthippus parallelus

  • Description

    The stridulation of the meadow grasshopper recorded at Cowley, Gloucestershire. The meadow grasshopper is probably the most common grasshopper in Britain, occurring mainly in damp meadows, grassland, and wayside areas. Adults start appearing during June and July and the repeating ‘zrezrezre’ song can still be heard well into November.

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