Stridulatory Organ

Homology Weekly: Stridulatory Organ

Monday, February 9th, 2009 | Ants, Homology Weekly, Morphology | 1 Comment
Pars stridents (in yellow) on the forth abdominal tergite in a <em>Pachycondyla villosa</em> worker (Scanning Electron Micrograph, Roberto Keller/AMNH)

Pars stridens (in yellow) on the fourth abdominal tergite in a Pachycondyla villosa worker (Scanning Electron Micrograph, Roberto Keller/AMNH)

Many insects produce chirping sounds by rubbing body parts against each other in a behavior know as stridulation. The structures involved have modifications specialized for this purpose thus forming a stridulatory organ.

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