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Sounds of Insects

Various Artists
Sounds of Insects

Buzzing doesn’t begin to cover the sounds made by the approximately one million species of insects in the world today. This album, recorded and narrated by Albro T. Gaul, includes samples of butterflies and dragonflies in flight, flies caught on flypaper, Japanese beetles on a rose, and insects walking and chewing. In the narration and the liner notes, Gaul provides information about each insect and sound. One interesting fact provided by Gaul is that counting a cricket’s chirps for fifteen seconds and adding forty to the total number of chirps will give you the current temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit). Through facts such as this one, Sounds of Insects provides a closer look and listen to the oft-overlooked world of insects that surrounds us.

Track Listing

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Suburban sounds (Crickets and temperature; Crickets chirp at slow speed n/a 2:58
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102
Insect flight (Inside a hornet; pre-flight warm-up; fatigue experiment) n/a 4:46
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103
Insect flight (Wing beat vs. load; flight-light experiment; in a hornet nest) n/a 3:42
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104
Flying insects (Mosquitoes;bumble bee;May beetle;Japanese beetle;warble fly;flowerfly; European hornet) n/a 5:23
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105
Cicada Warm-up and flight (Tent caterpillar moth; underwing moth; large long-horn beetle screaming; clock beetles) n/a 3:36
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106
Wasp chewing (False katydid; cicada song; cicada and plane; evening insects) n/a 5:01
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201
Katydids n/a 0:42
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202
longhorn beetle walking n/a 0:38
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203
Small longhorn beetle shriek n/a 0:38
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204
Viceroy Butterfly Walking n/a 0:43
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205
Viceroy butterfly in flight n/a 0:52
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206
Harpalus Beetle Walking n/a 1:20
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207
Fly caught on flypaper n/a 1:41
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208
Underwing moth walking n/a 1:20
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209
Grape-leaf beetle walking n/a 1:57
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210
Drangonfly in flight n/a 0:41
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211
Mud-dauber wasp flight n/a 1:45
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212
Crabre Argus (Wasp) in nest n/a 0:42
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213
Hover fly n/a 1:13
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214
Deerfly (Chrysops niger) n/a 0:42
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215
Deerfly (Chrysops vittatus) n/a 1:02
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216
Japanese beetles on a rose n/a 1:09
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217
Drone fly (Eristalis) n/a 1:02
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218
Bumblebee (Two toned flight) n/a 1:05
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219
Cicada song n/a 3:48
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220
Spider (Salticus sp.) walking n/a 1:08
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