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Stridulatory Behaviour of the Acridid Grasshopper Omocestus viridulus


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Title Stridulatory Behaviour of the Acridid Grasshopper Omocestus viridulus
Alternative Title Stridulationsverhalten der Feldheuschrecke Omocestus viridulus
Author Hedwig, Berthold
Contributors Dieter Haarhaus (Redaktion)
Kuno Lechner (Kamera)
Thomas Gerstenberg (Assistenz und Ton)
Janek Czechowski (Graphik und Trick)
Christine Danckwortt (Schnitt)
Bernd Fietz (Ton, Tonmischung)
Jörg Walter (Ton)
Klaus Kemner (Tonmischung)
Ina Lohmann-Eggers (Schnitt)
Abbas Yousefpour (Schnitt)
License CC Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 3.0 Germany:
You are free to use, copy, distribute and transmit the work or content in unchanged form for any legal and non-commercial purpose as long as the work is attributed to the author in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
DOI 10.3203/IWF/C-1995eng
IWF Signature C 1995
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1997
Language English
Producer IWF

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Subject Area Life Sciences
Abstract Acoustic communication is well developed in acridid grasshoppers. Especially species of the subfamily Gomphocerinae display elaborate stridulatory behaviour. Their stridulatory apparatus consists of a row of cuticular pegs at the inside of each hindleg and an enhanced vein of the elytra. Species specific acoustic signals are produced by rhythmically rubbing the hindlegs against the elytra. The video demonstrates the stridulatory apparatus of Omocestus viridulus L. (Saltatoria, Acrididae) and shows the different leg movements and song types of the animals in their natural habitat.
Keywords calling / Insecta
copulation / Saltatoria
mating / Insecta
insect stridulation
acoustic communication
communication, acoustic
sound production / Insecta
courtship / Insecta
Omocestus viridulus
common green grasshopper
acridid Grasshopper

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