Two new papers: taxonomy and phylogeny of Gryllus field crickets

Major taxonomic revision! After decades of work, Dave Weissman and Dave Gray have finally published a monograph on Gryllus of the USA and Canada. We name 17 new species and discusses several additional taxa potentially deserving species status. In a separate paper, we present a molecular phylogeny of the group based on just shy of 500,000 base pairs of DNA from 563 loci.

Weissman, D.B. and Gray, D. A. 2019. Crickets of the genus Gryllus in the United States (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Gryllinae). Zootaxa 4705 (1), 1-277.

Gray, D. A., Weissman, D. B., Cole, J. A., Lemmon, E. M., & Lemmon, A. R. 2020. Multilocus phylogeny of Gryllus field crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Gryllinae) utilizing anchored hybrid enrichment. Zootaxa 4750 (3): 328 – 348.

Biol J Linn Soc paper with three CSUN student co-authors is now online

In three allopatric sister species of field crickets, we found that female driven pre-zygotic isolation is stronger than male driven pre-zygotic isolation, and that total pre-zygotic isolation exceeds post-zygotic isolation.

Gray, D. A., * Gutierrez, N. J., * Chen, T. L., * Gonzalez, C., Weissman, D. B., & Cole, J. A. 2015. Species divergence in field crickets: genetics, song, ecomorphology, and pre- and postzygotic isolation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society published online: 11 SEP 2015, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12668