Stridulation

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Stridulation is the production of sounds by rubbing two parts of the body together; this mechanism is best known in crickets, grasshoppers, and cicadas. Other insects which stridulate include Black Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis richteri) and larval Lucanidae (stag beetle), Passalidae (Bessbug), and Geotrupidae (earth-boring dung beetles).

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