Sex can be dangerous: Acoustically-orienting parasitoids on field crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae)

Abstract

Teleogryllus oceanicus is native to the Pactfic Islands and Australia and has been introduced into Hawaii (Kevan 1990; Otte and Alexander 1983). Like other field crickets, males produce a conspicuous calling song to attract females for mating (Fig. 1). However, in some parts of the cricket's range a singing male risks also attracting the acoustically… (More)

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