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Melampsalta cingulata  

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100%

 

Natural
 

Reproduction

 

 

William V Ward
28 Jan 1966 at 08:15

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • Westland; Lake Paringa
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -43.715909   169.411307
    Elevation
  • 15 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • MAGNEMITE 610E
    Microphones
  • Altec 688A
    Accessories
  • Parabola 101.6cm/30.5cm (40in/12in)
    Equipment Note
  • 2-transister, grounded emitter, battery operated pre-amplifer.

Three parts: a general overall sound of many cicadas calling in the forest about Lake Paringa; a closer recording of a single specimen, and then a closeup of this individual which gives great detail of the sound which is interrupted by buzzing notes at which time the wings are flipped. Insects were so high in trees we could not capture one. This was unfortunate as Dr. Ramsay of Cawthron Institute, Nelson, thinks it may be an unidentified species as it is so different from the sounds of the two species in Nelson. He suggests contact with Dr. C.A. Fleming PO Box 368, Lower Hutt, Wellington in State Fire Building, phone 699059. He is paleontologist with Geological Survey, D.S.I.R, but interested in insects. At a later date, Dr. Fleming identified this tape.

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