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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (24): 4079–4083.
Published: 15 December 2009
...J. F. C. Windmill; J. Sueur; D. Robert SUMMARY Female cicadas use sound when they select a mate from a chorus of singing males. The cicada has a tympanal ear; and the tympanal membrane, and constituent tympanal ridge, act as both acousto-mechanical transducers and frequency filters. The tympanal...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (19): 3148–3155.
Published: 1 October 2009
...Mingxia Sun; Gregory S. Watson; Yongmei Zheng; Jolanta A. Watson; Aiping Liang SUMMARY This study has investigated the wettability of forewings of 15 species of cicadas, with distinctly different wetting properties related to their nanostructures. The wing surfaces exhibited hydrophilic or weak...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (15): 2379–2387.
Published: 1 August 2008
...Jérôme Sueur; James F. C. Windmill; Daniel Robert SUMMARY In cicadas, the tympanum is anatomically intricate and employs complex vibrations as a mechanism for auditory frequency analysis. Using microscanning laser Doppler vibrometry, the tympanal mechanics of Cicada orni can be characterized...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (10): 1834–1845.
Published: 15 May 2007
...P. J. Fonseca; T. Correia SUMMARY The effects of temperature on hearing in the cicada Tettigetta josei were studied. The activity of the auditory nerve and the responses of auditory interneurons to stimuli of different frequencies and intensities were recorded at different temperatures ranging from...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (20): 4115–4128.
Published: 15 October 2006
...Jérôme Sueur; James F. C. Windmill; Daniel Robert SUMMARY Cicadas are known to use sound to find a mate. While the mechanism employed by male cicadas to generate loud calling songs has been described in detail,little information exists to explain how their ears work. Using microscanning laser...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (17): 3035–3042.
Published: 1 August 2004
...F. Song; K. L. Lee; A. K. Soh; F. Zhu; Y. L. Bai SUMMARY Detailed investigations on the structural and mechanical properties of the forewing of the cicada were carried out. Measurement of the structures of the wings showed that the thickness of the membrane of each cell and the diameter of each...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (9): 1285–1292.
Published: 1 May 2002
...P. J. Fonseca; M. A. Revez SUMMARY Cicada barbara lusitanica males presented a stereotyped singing response behaviour when exposed to a playback of the conspecific song. Males preferred (as measured by the time taken to sing) the conspecific signal to heterospecific songs that differed markedly...
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J Exp Biol (1991) 159 (1): 269–283.
Published: 1 September 1991
...NEIL F. HADLEY; MICHAEL C. QUINLAN; MICHAEL L. KENNEDY Using plant xylem water for evaporative cooling, the desert cicada Diceroprocta apache can maintain a body temperature as much as 5°C below ambient ( T a =42°C). Simultaneous measurements of water loss and gas exchange for cicadas feeding...
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J Exp Biol (1990) 151 (1): 41–56.
Published: 1 July 1990
...DAVID YOUNG 1. Sound output was investigated in males of two cicada species, Cyclochila australasiae Donovan and Macrotristria angularis Ståhl. These are large insects, about 4.5 cm in length, with a typical arrangement of sound-producing organs. 2. Songs produced by both species consist...
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J Exp Biol (1989) 141 (1): 113–131.
Published: 1 January 1989
...JANE M. DOOLAN; DAVID YOUNG Parameters of the calling song that were necessary to evoke phonotaxis in female bladder cicadas ( Cystosoma saundersii ) were determined for both longrange and short-range communication between the sexes. 1. Females flew to loudspeakers that were broadcasting model...
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J Exp Biol (1985) 118 (1): 185–208.
Published: 1 September 1985
...ROBERT K. JOSEPHSON; DAVID YOUNG 1. The male cicada, Okanagana vanduzeei , produces a calling song with a pulse repetition frequency of 550 Hz. This sound is produced by a pair of tymbals, each of which is buckled by a large tymbal muscle. Males sing in full sun and the operating temperature...