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|The sounds of crickets courting and flies flying familiar to many of us, but have you heard a rice weevil larva eating inside a wheat kernel, a termite cutting a piece of wood, or a grub chewing on a root? Modern insect detection and control technology makes use of these subtle signals, sampled below.|
|Most of the sound files in the several pages of this library were selected from noise-free sections of recorded signal, but you can hear some typical background noises mixed with insect sounds at I below. The insect sounds have higher frequencies and shorter durations that make them relatively easy to separate from background (see discussion in ). Several different methods have been developed to identify sounds of particular insect species, and at least one author ( ) has tested a method against multiple signals below.|
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Below: Cornelius Dunmore and Katrina Hutchinson
performing digital signal analysis of stored product insect pest sounds.
| Species Index:
A. Stored Product Insect movement and feeding sounds recorded for insect detection and monitoring studies
(the sound quality differences that you hear are caused by differences in the spectral ranges of the sensors).
A.1. Plodia interpunctella larvae in dry dog food [1147 kb, 30 s] recorded with Bruel and Kjaer accelerometer.
A.2. Individual Plodia interpunctella larva in dry dog food [489 kB, 10 s] recorded with piezoelectric disk sensor.
A.3. Sitophilus oryzae larvae (17-18 d old) in wheat kernels [489 kB, 10 s] recorded with PVDF film sensor.
A.4. Sitophilus oryzae larvae (16-17 d old) in wheat kernels [489 kB, 10 s] recorded with Bruel and Kjaer accelerometer.
A.5. Sitophilus oryzae larvae (16-17 d old) in wheat kernels [489 kB, 10 s] recorded with 40 kHz ultrasonic sensor.
A.6. Sitophilus oryzae larvae (17-18 d old) in wheat kernels [977 kB, 10 s] recorded with 30 kHz ultrasonic sensor.
A.7. Sitophilus oryzae larvae (16-17 d old) in wheat kernels [977 kB, 10 s] recorded with piezoelectric disk sensor.
A.11 Prostephanus truncatus adults in maize [822 kB, 11 s] recorded with microphone.
A.12. Blattella germanica (German cockroach adult male [692 kB, 35 s] scurrying in a small arena, recorded with small microphone.
For #'s B.1-3 see also: Web Page by Phil Stansly, Biology of Diaprepes abbreviatus
B.1. Diaprepes abbreviatus larvae feeding on citrus stock in a 1-gallon pot [1,465 kB, 30 s]
B.2. Diaprepes abbreviatus larvae feeding on orange tree roots in a grove [641 kB, 12.8 s] (see [2209 kB] )
B.3. Recording under different orange tree in same grove [489 kB, 9.8 s]
- [Note: Originally B.3 was thought also to be Diaprepes, but analysis of the sound pattern and spectra led us to reclassify the sound as an above-ground insect feeding in the tree canopy.]
- Phyllophaga (white grubs) recorded by Jamee Brandhorst-Hubbard
- w/ soil microphone [449 kB, 9 s]. (see .
- . [556 kB])
- Phyllophaga (white grubs) recorded by Minling Zhang w/ soil microphone
- containing examples of a repeated pulse (near start of file), followed by several rustles,
- and a loud snap at end [831 kB, 17 s].
B.4.c.and B.4.d. Two simultaneous recordings by Minling Zhang of a series
of (6) sound pulses recorded from microphones inserted into soil near a white grub
(Phyllophaga). The series begins at ca. 8.8 s after the beginning of each recording
and lasts for 1.5 s. Other sounds also are present in the recordings. [769 kB, 16 s]. Additional information
- in Zhang et al. (2003)
B.5. Euzophera magnolialis Capps recorded in soil under magnolia tree.
(Assisted by Gary Leibee) For more information about Magnolia root borer
, see Leibee G. L. 1992. Unearthing the magnolia menace. American Nurseryman, January 1992, pp. 70-74 [489 kB, 9.8 s].
- Polyphyllaspp.( Possibly P. barbata). Unverified recordings in habitat of rare June beetle,
- recorded by John Rodgers near Santa Cruz, CA, using an
- insect detection system.
- Scapteriscus vicinus Mole cricket
- recorded by
- w/ soil microphone [489 kB, 9.8 s].
- Scapteriscus vicinus Mole cricket scraping sounds
- recorded by Everett Foreman w/ accelerometer [489 kB, 9.8 s].
- for above-ground sounds made by adults and reference information about mole crickets.
- Lumbricidae spp. (earthworms) recorded in soil from a forage grass field
- using an accelerometer [489 kB 9.8 s].
B.10. Early-instar Rhynchophorus ferrugineus larvae recorded in Aruba with AED-2000 by Nathan Herrick
(3 larvae in a Phoenix canariensis palm frond) [937 kB 10 s].
More Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (red palm weevil) and R. cruentatus (palmetto weevil) sounds.
B.11. Otiorhynchus sulcatus (black vine weevil) larvae in 1-gal. pot with yew tree,recorded with accelerometer [489 kB, 10 s].
- BVW sounds recorded with accelerometer in nursery containers with different host plants [6 segments, each 489 kB, 9.8 s].
B.12. Dermolepida albohirtum larvae (greyback grubs) feeding on sugarcane in a field near Mackay, Australia, recorded with an
accelerometer (assistance from Peter Samson) [1492 kB, 17 s].
B.13. Antitrogus parvulus larvae (Childers grubs) feeding on sugarcane in a field near Bundaberg, Australia, recorded with an
accelerometer (assistance from Keith Chandler) [828 kB, 9 s].
B.14. Lumbricidae spp. (earthworms) recorded in soil from a forage grass field
using an accelerometer [489 kB 9.8 s].
B.15. Gastropoda spp. (snails) recorded with an accelerometer in a container with a grape vine.
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