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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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Bark beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) produce acoustic signals via stridulation that function in pair formation (Barr 1969; Ryker & Rudinsky 1976b), male-male competition (Rudinsky & Michael 1974; Rudinsky & Ryker 1976), release from predators (Lewis & Cane 1990) and the potential mediation of intraspecific competition among females (Rudinsky & Michael 1973).
On the functions of stridulation by the Passalid beetle Odontotaenius disjunctus (Coleoptera: Passalidae).
Stridulation as a primary antipredator defense of a beetle.
Stridulation also seems to summon rescuers after a nest cave-in.
Stridulation can also signal "stop already" from a female Pogonomyrmex whose sperm-storage organ can't hold any more.
One of the more unusual notions about stridulation arose in 1995 when Flavio Roces and Bert Holldobler of the University of Wurzburg in Germany reported that leaf-cutting ants tend to stridulate as they slice off snippets of tender leaves.
rhinoceros signals were similar in many respects to larval stridulations of other dynastids recorded in a recent survey conducted in Australia to detect root-feeding melolonthines (Agnew 1997; Miller & Allsopp 2000) in sugarcane.
Also, the similarities of disturbance stridulations among rhinoceros beetle larvae in Guam and Australia suggest that similarities may be found as well among stridulations produced by other dynastid larvae.
If stridulations similar to those recorded here from adults were detected at the base of a live tree, it could be predicted that adults (most likely males, Mini & Prabhu 1990) were present in the crown.
this abdomino-alary mechanism is similar to that responsible for defensive stridulation in S.
Each wing piece was glued with the dorsal surface, that which contacts the abdomen during stridulation, exposed.
Stridulation in Palpimanus gibbulus Dufour (Araneae, Palpimanidae).