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Cymbalization vs stridulation
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Unlike other arthropods such as crickets, grasshoppers, locusts, or even tarantulas, cicadas do not stridulate. Stridulating describes a sound produced by the friction of two parts of the body like elytra, legs, thorax, or abdomen. For its part, the male cicada cymbalizes and uses a specialized phonatory organ called "cymbals" located in its abdomen.
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