What body part do crickets use to make their distinctive sounds? – 2017

What body part do crickets use to make their distinctive sounds?



Wings

Nothing signals the onset of summer like the sound of crickets chirping into the night.




But how do these insects strum their iconic song? Many believe the music is all in the legs. (Some have even quipped that crickets are talented violinists.) In actuality, the tune comes from their wings. The organic mechanism works similar to running your finger over a comb, and the sound varies from one cricket type to another. So some are a little bit country, while others are a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. Source: Mental Floss

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