Insect disturbance stridulation: Characterization of airborne and vibrational components of the sound

@article{Masters2004InsectDS,
  title={Insect disturbance stridulation: Characterization of airborne and vibrational components of the sound},
  author={W. Mitchell Masters},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={135},
  pages={259-268}
}
Some insects stridulate when attacked by a predator. This behavior has been interpreted as a defensive response, the sound being a warning to predators of the insect's noxiousness. Since to humans many such disturbance sounds are audibly similar, it is possible that they may in fact be mutually mimetic. This idea was investigated through analysis of the temporal and spectral characteristics of the disturbance sounds of a variety of insects that stridulate by a file- and -scraper device… CONTINUE READING
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