The calling song of the Japanese Burrowing Cricket (Velarifictorus micado) is a rapid series of chirps, similar to that of the Fall and Spring Field Crickets (Gryllus pennsylvanicus and G. veletis) with which it co-ccurs in the southeastern United States, but faster and more even, delivered at a rate of around 4 chirps per second.The calling songs of other eastern U.S. field crickets delivering several chirps per second have a less regular chirp rate.
These crickets often calls from the mouths of burrows they construct, moving soil a mouthful at a time.
(Capinera et al. 2004; Himmelman 2009)
- Capinera, J.L., R.D. Scott, and T.J. Walker. 2004. Field Guide to Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets of the United States. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.
- Himmelman, J. 2009. Guide to Night-singing Insects of the Northeast. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA.
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