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Hyperacute directional hearing in a microscale auditory system
The physics of sound propagation imposes fundamental constraints on sound localization: for a given frequency, the smaller the receiver, the smaller the available cues. Thus, the creation ofExpand
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High ultrasonic and tremulation signals in neotropical katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae)
Myopophyllum speciosum is a pseudophylline katydid (Tettigoniidae) from the neotropics that generates unusually high ultrasonic frequencies as the dominant carrier in its calling song. Male callsExpand
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FEMALE CHOICE FOR AN INDICATOR OF MALE SIZE IN THE SONG OF THE BLACK‐HORNED TREE CRICKET, OECANTHUS NIGRICORNIS (ORTHOPTERA: GRYLLIDAE: OECANTHINAE)
The calling song of male crickets, including Oecanthus nigricornis (Walker), attracts females for mating and provides a model system of sexual communication. We give the first conclusiveExpand
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Generation of extreme ultrasonics in rainforest katydids
SUMMARY The calling song of an undescribed Meconematinae katydid (Tettigoniidae) from South America consists of trains of short, separated pure-tone sound pulses at 129 kHz (the highest calling noteExpand
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The mechanics of sound production in Panacanthus pallicornis (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Conocephalinae): the stridulatory motor patterns
SUMMARY To examine whether sound production in katydids relies on an escapement mechanism similar to that of crickets we investigated the functional anatomy and mechanical properties of theExpand
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Assessment during aggressive contests between male jumping spiders
Assessment strategies are an important component in game theoretical models of contests. Strategies can be either based on one's own abilities (self assessment) or on the relative abilities of twoExpand
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Hearing in a primitive ensiferan: the auditory system of Cyphoderris monstrosa (Orthoptera: Haglidae)
  • A. Mason
  • Biology
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • 1 March 1991
Summary1.Insects of the family Haglidae are relicts of primitive Ensifera. Members of this group display acoustic behaviour in the typical ensiferan pattern, with males producing stereotyped acousticExpand
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Variability in bumblebee pollination buzzes affects the quantity of pollen released from flowers
Buzz-pollination is a plant strategy that promotes gamete transfer by requiring a pollinator, typically bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea), to vibrate a flower’s anthers in order to extract pollen. AlthoughExpand
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The effect of substrate on the efficacy of seismic courtship signal transmission in the jumping spider Habronattus dossenus (Araneae: Salticidae)
SUMMARY The jumping spider Habronattus dossenus Griswold 1987 (Salticidae) communicates using seismic signals during courtship and can be found on rocks, sand and leaf litter. We examined theExpand
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Seismic signals in a courting male jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae)
SUMMARY Visual displays in jumping spiders have long been known to be among the most elaborate animal communication behaviours. We now show that one species, Habronattus dossenus, also exhibits anExpand
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