From an old sound recording to a new species in the genus Horatosphaga (Orthoptera: Tettigonioidea: Phaneropterinae: Acrometopini)

  • Zootaxa, September 2017, Magnolia Press
  • DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4323.3.10

A new species of bush cricket (katydid) described from an old sound recording.

What is it about?

Previous research uncovered a recording of the song of a bush-cricket in the genus Horatosphaga that seemed unusual. In this paper we show that the song belonged to a previously undiscovered species.

Why is it important?

This paper demonstrates the importance of song in the taxonomy of Buch-crickets, and also of openly-accessible collections of wildlife sound, such as the BioAcoustica project.

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