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Document Type

Grand Teton National Park Report

First Page

69

Last Page

76

Abstract

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.

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