I discovered that you can download cell phone ringtones for free from eNature!

While most of them are birds, there are a couple of insects available:

If you really never want to miss a call, though, I’d go with the Barn Owl.

Thanks to stylurus for the photo of this happy little katydid, and Birds Etc. for the tip!

For more advanced nerds, here’s instructions on how to convert any MP3 file into a ringtone.  (Audacity has detailed additional instructions here.) That makes any insect recordings online potential phone bling!

In other news:
Circus of the Spineless is BACK!
Check out the latest at the Other 95%.

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!


  1. Coolness! I need cricket calls for my phone now.

  2. again, you always have the neatest links…

  3. Oh! My! God! I want the barn owl!!!!

  4. That’s a pretty picture. It’s great.

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