Observations of the Acoustic Behavior of Hoplosphyrum boreale (Scudder) : A Common Scaly Cricket of Southern California
We describe observations of the acoustic behavior of the scaly cricket Hoplosphyrum boreale (Scudder), a common scaly-cricket (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Mogoplistinae) of southern California and the desert southwest. The long-range calling song used by males to attract females from a distance is compared to song produced in close-range courtship interactions between males and females. We also describe preliminary observations of mating behavior, and the song of a sympatric undescribed species.
Saidy, Jonelle and Gray, David A.
"Observations of the Acoustic Behavior of Hoplosphyrum boreale (Scudder) : A Common Scaly Cricket of Southern California,"
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