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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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41 long; left chelicera shows few promarginal peg-teeth distally, stridulating file.
No stridulating ridges can be seen on the chelicerae in the fossils.
We transferred Plesiophrictus guangxiensis Yin & Tan 2000 herein to genus Chilobrachys according to the horizontal spines of the maxillae and the setae of the cheliceral stridulating organ as mentioned in Chen et al.
The species has large differences in the shape of stridulating organ and palpal bulb.
Small area of stridulating organ on prolateral maxillae (Fig.
Chelicerae and prolateral maxillae lacking stridulating bristles.
Starck (1985) gave a complete list of the known stridulatory organs, analyzed the structure of the elements that compose a stridulating organ and discussed the function and the evolutionary aspects of the devices.
2001) found a similar stridulating system in Olbus Simon 1880 (Corinnidae): a retrolateral ridge on femur IV corresponding with a field of modified seta bases on the abdomen.
Only one putative stridulating organ was so far reported in the Zodariidae: the species Akyttara homunculus (Jocque 1991) has warts on the anterior surface of the abdomen corresponding with ridges on the posterior part of the carapace (Jocque 1991).
Stridulating organs on the femora of Mallinella Strand 1906 (Zodariidae) were noted for the first time while sorting through collections of representatives of the family from Thailand collected by P.
It is difficult to accept that more than one stridulating organ would be needed if the aim is to recognize the partner: the possibilities for variation with one "instrument" are endless and it is therefore unlikely that multiple stridulation organs are developed for that purpose.