How the ‘mute’ cicada sings

‘Mute’ cicadas may use the sound of wing impact to communicate. Most male cicadas use specialized physical mechanisms, like the tymbal and/or the stridulatory organs, to produce loud and diverse sounds for communication. “Mute” cicadas from the genus Karenia do not have any specialized sound-producing structures, but the name is somewhat misleading, as they are still able to produce sounds. —> Read More Here


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