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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To confirm our observations, we forced stridulation in all study animals by bending the posterior somite to the dorsal side.
Anterior telopods (Figs 6D-F): Harp with 2 strongly pronounced stridulation ribs--one long and well pronounced rib lying mesally to a less pronounced and shorter one.
The males were found very close to each other and were noticed from a distance by their strong stridulation.
The two genera are separated primarily according to the presence, in Rhopalurus, of the stridulation organ on opposing surfaces of sternite III and pectines, which is absent in Centruroides (Lourenco 1979; Sissom 1990).
Here we describe stridulations recorded during acoustic detection studies conducted in Guam and Australia to provide basic information about stridulation behavior in O.
Although many ants are capable of stridulation (Markl 1973), little is known of the behavioral implications of this signal.
It seemed in that summer the steady stridulation of a high pitched resonance was always in the air.
Truss and pedestal veins of the anal margin, those that support the canted tegmen during stridulation (Morris et al.
Use of stridulation in foraging leaf cutting ants: Mechanical support during cutting or short range recruitment signal?
Small theraphosid spider lacking stridulation bristles.
The other obvious ant sound, the squeak that people can sometimes detect, comes from stridulation.