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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2020-05-04
Page range: 443–445
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First record of Lissotrachelus ferrugineonotatus cricket producing ultrasound (Orthoptera: Grylloidea)

Museum of Biology, School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China.
Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Science and Ecological Engineering, and College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China.
Orthoptera Grylloidea


The range of hearing for human is about 50 to 20,000 Hz, but some animals can produce ultrasounds over 20000 Hz. These include bats, cetaceans, rodents and even frogs (Feng et al., 2006). Katydids and crickets are famous singing insects belonging to order Orthoptera. Many katydids can produce ultrasounds even over 100 kHz (Montealegre-Z et al., 2006). However, the dominant frequency of most crickets ranges from 2 to 8 kHz (Walker & Carlysle, 1975; Robillard & Desutter-Grandcolas, 2004). In previous studies, only Eneopterinae crickets were reported to produce high-frequency songs (Robillard et al. 2007; Robillard & Tan 2013). We report that Lissotrachelus ferrugineonotatus crickets produce ultrasounds with peak at 26.25 kHz.



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