stridulation

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stridulation

the sound produced by rubbing together part of the hind legs and the forewing of grasshoppers and locusts (see ORTHOPTERA). The sound produced results in the bringing together of males and females for mating.

stridulation

creation of a sound by rubbing two parts of the body together, e.g. cicada.
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Fiddler on the tree--a bush-cricket species with unusual stridulatory organs and song.
Keywords: Dispersal, phylogeny, stridulatory organ, Nesticus, Nesticidae
Bishop (1925) described the trochanter II-coxa I stridulatory organ (Fig.
Some of the organs are single, but paired stridulatory organs appear to occur more commonly.
In single stridulatory organs, sounds are produced by rubbing the front of the abdomen against the rear of the cephalothorax, the surfaces of which are provided either with ridges, pegs or stiff setae (Figs.
speciosus (Coelho 1998)], smaller stridulatory organs are associated with the generation of higher frequency and lower intensity acoustic outputs (Bennet-Clark 1998).