Sunday, 1 June 2014

There's more than one way to silence a cricket: Co-evolution of crickets who lost their chirp

Date:
May 29, 2014

Source:
Cell Press

Summary:
For most of us, crickets are probably most recognizable by the distinctive chirping sounds males make with their wings to lure females. But some crickets living on the islands of Hawaii have effectively lost their instruments and don't make their music anymore. Now researchers report that crickets living on different islands quieted their wings in different ways at almost the same time.


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