Ticking of the clockwork cricket: the role of the escapement mechanism.

  title={Ticking of the clockwork cricket: the role of the escapement mechanism.},
  author={Henry Bennet-Clark and Winston J. Bailey},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={205 Pt 5},
The 'clockwork cricket' model for cricket sound production suggests that the catch-and-release of the file of one forewing by the plectrum on the opposite wing act as an 'escapement' to provide the phasic impulses that initiate and sustain the vibration of the resonant regions of the wings from which the sounds are produced. The action of the escapement produces the familiar ticking sound of clocks. The higher-frequency components of the songs of twelve species of cricket were analysed after… CONTINUE READING

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