Archive for July 2014

New Forest cicada or Roesel's bush-cricket?

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Posted by Davide, 30 July 2014

Today I wanted to share with you something a bit more technical about the call of the cicada. You may have seen on twitter that a few days ago we got excited about a very promising recording that triggered our cicada detection. It turned out to be, most likely, the very common Roesel's bush-cricket, in the picture here. This bush-cricket is actually an insect that our algorithm is capable of classifying, normally at a good level of accuracy. It starts singing as the cicada season is coming to an end, around mid-July. But the most tricky aspect is that its ...

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