Grand Teton National Park Report
Cyphoderris strepitans Morris & Gwynne (1978) is a primitive cricket-like insect, active in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks in early spring. Males stridulate at night in sagebrush habitat, rubbing their tegmina together to produce a high-pitched trill. Females are attracted by these sounds and during the mating which follows, consume a portion of the male's metathoracic wings. This behaviour makes it possible to compare the mating activity of individually marked males under field conditions.
Morris, G. K. and Dodson, G.
"Cyphoderris Strepitans (Orthoptera, Haglidae): Reproductive Behavior, Singer Movement and Predation,"
University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center Annual Report: Vol. 5
, Article 13.
Available at: http://repository.uwyo.edu/uwnpsrc_reports/vol5/iss1/13