On 4 November 2021, Soh Kam Yung was walking along the road at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park when he noticed a cricket on a leaf. Below is his account of his split second decision to video the cricket which was in the process of stridulating.
“I spotted the cricket (Nisitrus malaya) resting on a leaf while walking along the road at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park. After taking a shot, I noticed its wings were not folded down. I then heard it stridulating, so I quickly started a video recording. Nisitrusmalaya is a common cricket, but I seldom catch it in the act of stridulating, so this was an opportunity not to be missed. A car also passed by (can be heard in the video), but the stridulating can be heard, showing how loud it can be.”
A cricket, Nisitrus malaya, rubbing its wings to generate a song. Spotted at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore, on 4 Nov 2021.