A Sound Location


Males of a cricket species, Teleogryllus oceanicus, that was introduced to several Hawaiian Islands in the 1990s suffer from high rates of parasitism by a fly Ormia ochracea. The male crickets have a mate attractant song that they use to attract females at long distance and a short range courtship song. The songs also attract the parasitoid fly. Today, most of the males on the island of Kauai are silent “flatwings” that produce neither the attractant song nor the courtship song,…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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