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Pholidoptera griseoaptera : Dark Bush Cricket - Tettigoniidae

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    W1CDR0001532 BD5

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  • Recording locations

    Pinbury Park, Gloucestershire: OS Grid Reference(395500,204500)

  • Recordist

    Williams, Aubrey John

  • Species

    Dark Bush Cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera

  • Description

    The stridulation of the dark bush cricket recorded at Pinbury Park, Gloucestershire. The dark bush cricket is a common sound if not sight (measuring only 17mm in length) of grassland and meadows in south and central England and Wales. The characteristic ‘tsitsitsi’ song of the male, produced by rubbing its wings together, can be heard all day long and well into the night. As the ambient temperature increases, this song changes to a much sharper ‘tsrit’ sound.

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