GREAT GREEN BUSH-CRICKET (Tettigonia viridissima)

Part of the Great Green Bush-cricket song, Recorded in South Devon at the bottom of a valley.
The habitat consists of long grass, marsh, meadow and a an invading spices of Indian (Himalayan) Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera).

Great Green Bush-cricket (Tettigonia viridissima) was singing deep in the tall grass & balsam, so could not be seen.
Other bees and insects can be heard flying to and from the flowers of the Indian Balsam.

Sennheiser MKH 60/30 mid side rig with 70 metres of cable running to the recorder.
Recorded during the last days of summer in the UK on the 3rd September 2013, 16:35 BST. Wind 4mph, temperature 16° C.

Source by Peter Toll

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    What’s the frequency range of this? It sounds pretty high.

  3. @chris-hass: Yes indeed, as low as 6,700hz, main volume of sound around 10,000 – 12,000 but stretches up to 24,000hz and just above my recording range.

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