Sound production in the cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa: evidence for communication by hissing

@article{Nelson2004SoundPI,
  title={Sound production in the cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa: evidence for communication by hissing},
  author={M. Nelson and Jean M. Fraser},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={305-314}
}
Summary1.Sound production of the giant Madagascar cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa, was examined by behavioral and acoustical methods in order to determine the functions of the hisses produced by this species.2.Gromphadorhina is able to produce audible hisses from a pair of modified spiracles. Adult males hiss in three social contexts: during aggressive encounters, during courtship (when two types of hisses are discernable), and during copulation. Adults and nymphs of both sexes also hiss… Expand

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