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a shrill grating or chirping noise made by some insects by rubbing body parts together

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On the functions of stridulation by the Passalid beetle Odontotaenius disjunctus (Coleoptera: Passalidae).
Stridulation is the act of rubbing two body parts together to produce a sound
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.
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.
The males send out these signals via body bounces and stridulation (rubbing opposing parts of special "file and scraper" organs) on these environmental surface substrates.
Foelix (1979) may have been the first to speculate that particular abdominal setae were proprioceptive in spiders, but he did so only in a brief figure legend illustrating stridulation in Argyrodes (fig.
Moreover, that chirping, or stridulation -- often amplified in movies to a blood-curdling roar just before a city-block-sized orthopteroid pounces on its prey -- is in real life not a war cry but a love song.
The team found that stridulation patterns produced by stag beetle larvae are very different from other species likely to live nearby, such as the rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) and the lesser stag beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus).
Communication via substratum-coupled stridulation and reproductive isolation in wolf spiders (Araneae, Lycosidae).