Verb(1) make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures
(1) An arachnologist says most spiders stridulate too quietly for humans to hear; an exception is Australia's barking spider, a kind of tarantula that lets out a hissing sound when threatened.(2) In the stridulating millipede Loboglomeris pyrenaica, the male grasps one antenna and one vulva of the female with his telopods and then proceeds to stridulate until the female is receptive.(3) Sound production in Libanasidus is similar to that of many New Zealand weta, where the males stridulate by rubbing the lateral abdominal stridulatory pads against the modified inner surfaces of the femora.(4) However, cicadas produce their sounds - the loudest of any insects’ - not by stridulation but by vibrating membranes, or tymbals, located on their abdomens.(5) Forest subsequently noted that Dardanus substriatifonis should be placed in Cliopagurus Forest, 1995a, based upon possession of annulations and development of a stridulatory apparatus on the inner surface of the cheliped.(6) High-frequency, stridulating muscles of katydids also have a mitochondrial volume of over 40%.(7) Male Balamara gydia, Australian crickets, have a complete stridulatory apparatus but communicate with females by tapping their abdomens on vegetation.(8) In all species of Laupala, the male song structure is simple, consisting of a rhythmic train of pulses produced during courtship by stridulation of the forewings.(9) Recent studies have shown that stridulations are also initiated to recruit workers to an attractive food source, and that these vibrations are transferred to the substrate through the ant's head.(10) The katydid Neoconocephalus ensinger only ceases calling in response to batlike ultrasound when the calls are played in the window of silence between stridulatory syllables.(11) Schizocosa uetzi males have black pigmentation over the middle portion of the tibia of their forelegs and use a courtship display consisting of a stationary stridulation with an intermittent slow foreleg arch.(12) On examination, patient had both inspiratory and expiratory breathing noise consistent with a stridulant noise.(13) This was followed by a sudden inspiration, sometimes stridulant : the whoop.(14) While I was looking at the edge of the Common where the wild flowers were planted a few years ago, I was fascinated to see such large numbers of grasshoppers, and in the heat they were both stridulant and active.(15) Many biologists have studied the neural control of sound production since Huber's pioneering work in the 1950s on command systems for stridulation in crickets.(16) Unfortunately, the stridulatory behaviour of these insects has not been adequately studied and no recordings of their songs are available.
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