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.
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In spiny lobsters such as Panulirus argus, stridulation occurs during the struggle to escape octopus predation (Bouwma and Herrnkind, 2009).
* Stridulation is the act of rubbing two body parts together to produce a sound
Experimental study of defensive stridulation in Mygalopsis ferruginea Redtenbacher (Orthoptera-Tettigoniidae).
The music they produce occurs when the male quickly rubs a file-shaped edge of one forewing against the other forewing's scraper, a process called stridulation.
But this was really rather insignificant in comparison with the Chinese fondness for crickets: for example, ancient texts describe the mechanism of stridulation very accurately.
Uber die anlockung des weibchens von Gryllus campestris durch telephonische ubertragung der stridulation des mannchens.
For instance, a flood during the rainy season allows Hoyt to describe sweepstakes dispersal (as a log housing a colony of little fire ants rafts down the river into the Caribbean Sea and thence to the island of Hispaniola); communication by stridulation is illustrated by an episode where several ants where are stuck in the mud during the flood stridulate so they can be found and exhumed by their nest mates.
In cases where no specimens were observed and no stridulation heard, the localities were revisited.
In conclusion, further experimental research is required to determine whether bee hotels may be an effective 'shade' refuge in open grassland with little cover, while also providing an effective platform for stridulation. Replicated studies from a wide range of bee hotels would further aid the design to promote use by nontarget insects such as grasshoppers.
Sounds are produced as a result of a phenomenon known as stridulation, and made by stridulatory organs that consist of specialized setae and antagonistic structures on the integument (Jocque 2005).