stridulation

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stridulation

[‚strij·ə′lā·shən]
(invertebrate zoology)
Creaking and other audible sounds made by certain insects, produced by rubbing various parts of the body together.
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Since these early papers, several more types of stridulatory organs have been described.
The present paper reports on a remarkable case of multiple stridulatory organs and provides a concise overview of the present knowledge on these structures.
To date, no spider species with more than four stridulatory organs has been reported.
Although there are no studies available for spiders with more than two stridulatory organs, there is no reason to expect that the function should be different for multiple organs.
One insect group in which temporal characteristics of generated sounds are influenced by the size of the stridulatory organs is dung beetles: in this taxon, the pulse durations of defensive sounds increase with the length of the stridulatory structures (Carisio et al.
Characterization of male structures, and the stridulatory organs of Pantecphylus cerambycinus (Ensifera: Tettigonioidea: Pseudophyllidae).