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Re: lack of insect singing in upper midwest of US

Subject: Re: lack of insect singing in upper midwest of US
From: "Curt Olson" flipov411
Date: Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:49 am ((PDT))
We just got back from a couple days in St. Louis County, MN, north of Dulut=
h. We heard some those grasshoppers that make a loud crackling sound when t=
hey fly (sorry folks, I don't know their name). Plenty of fireflies... and =
biting flies... and mosquitoes, of course! It all seemed pretty normal for =
mid-July in northern MN. I expect the racket should be increasing a lot ove=
r the next couple weeks.

Curt Olson

Rob D. wrote:

> Have others in the upper midwest US noticed almost no insect singing this=
> We had a very cold winter, a very slow fade-in spring and as yet no stret=
ches of really warm days/nights.
> Could populations just be really low? I've seen only a few small crickets=
 and small grasshoppers.
> Its very eerie to have the windows open at night in mid July and hear not=
hing except a single cricket chirp for 2-4 seconds and maybe again in 15 mi=
> Thanks
> Rob D.

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