On this page you can see and hear the calling and courtship
songs of Gryllus texensis and Gryllus rubens.
G. texensis and G. rubens are sister species
of field cricket, best distinguished by song. There is no other known way
to distinguish the males of these species.
Their calling song is a trill composed of many pulses.
The major song difference is pulse rate.
Note: all songs on this page are copyright David A.
Gray, however they can be freely used for non-profit educational purposes.
Listen to Calling Songs.
Pulse rate about 80 pulses/second at 25 C.
Pulse rate about 56 pulses/second at 25 C.
Hybrid song is intermediate.
Courtship song is very distinct from calling song