Singing in secret..

I am so thrilled to share this work with you! With a team of truly amazing collaborators and after several years of hard work, our data suggest that purring crickets may be singing in secret! It looks like the deadly acoustically orienting flies cannot find them, but female crickets can. We were able to measure the selective environment surrounding the origin of a new sexual signal, and it wasn’t what we expected…

Check out our new paper!

We also wrote a blog post that has great pictures of us doing the research. Check it out!