Phonotaxis of Crickets in Flight: Attraction of Male and Female Crickets to Male Calling Songs

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Science  21 Dec 1973:
Vol. 182, Issue 4118, pp. 1278-1279
DOI: 10.1126/science.182.4118.1278


Large numbers of two species of mole crickets flew to loudspeakers playing the appropriate calling song outdoors. Mated females were more frequently captured than unmated ones, and males were 12 percent of the catch. Crickets of three other subfamilies were trapped as they flew to mole cricket songs resembling their own.