By: David R Ragge and WJ Reynolds
612 pages, 4 col plates, 1 b/w photo, illus, figs, 1 map
Grasshoppers and crickets are widely used in ecological, cytogenetic and bio-acoustic research and have recently become important subjects in evolutionary biological studies. This book examines the nature and function of their songs, and their value in systematics. It contains over 1,500 oscillograms taken from the 169 species covered.
Methods; stridulatory and auditory organs; value of the songs in systematics; nature and function of the songs; key to species based on song; descriptions of the songs.
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