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Melampsalta muta  

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Melampsalta muta. Crawled around in my hand. Alarm from handling.  

William V Ward
Oct 1968

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • Nelson; 23 Ronaki Terrace; Ward residence
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -41.286   173.281273
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
    Microphones
  • Altec 688A
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Tapesonic 70-C recorder. 1.5 kc high-pass filter

Captured very early in the season by Mrs. Ward who found it on the cement driveway. It was brought inside, laid on the carpet on the floor, and the microphone placed as close to the insect as possible. When touched, it made the noises on this tape. Note: While the above microphone is an omnidirectional dynamic, when it is brought this close to a cicada it appears to exhibit the 'proximity effect" that a cardoid does; that is, it emphasizes low frequencies at the expense of the highs. The same effect will be obtained by placing the human ear close to a cicada. Hence, in playback, attenuate the treble control and back off the bass; doing the same on the 3-way speaker if possible. *"Fragments of NZ Entomology" (There is much that is wrong in this publication now being revised by Dr. Charles A. Fleming & J.S. Dugdale.)

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