How does Cricket make its Chirping Sound?
A cricket makes its chirping sound by raising one wing like a violin bow and drawing it over a file-like ridge on the other wing. It is the male cricket...
Perhaps the most familiar summer sound-maker of the insect world is the cricket. The common field cricket chirps from grasses in your backyard or from behind a warm stove in your house. Because it has no voice, the cricket must fiddle. It makes its chirping call by raising one wing like a violin bow and drawing it over a file-like ridge on the other wing. It is the male who makes all the noise. The female cricket is quiet. The male's loud fiddling is done to attract the female cricket. She listens to his song with "ears" located on her front legs.
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