Tishechkin D.Yu. 2022. Male calling signals of Sphingonotus obscuratus latissimus (Uvarov, 1925) (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Oedipodinae) from the population near the type locality in southeastern Kazakhstan // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.31. No.4: 346–351 [in English].

Department of Entomology, Faculty of Biology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorobyevy Gory, Moscow 119234, Russia. E-mail: macropsis@yandex.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.31.4.02

ABSTRACT. The calling signals of males of Sphingonotus obscuratus latissimus from the vicinity of the type locality in southeastern Kazakhstan were studied. The signal consists of a sequence of syllables produced during flight and one or several syllables produced by tegmino-femoral stridulation immediately after landing. The reasons for the convergent emergence of signals produced during flight in different taxa of Oedipodinae are discussed.

KEY WORDS: grasshopper, Acrididae, Oedipodinae, Sphingonotus obscuratus latissimus, calling signal, flight display, acoustic communication.

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