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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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.