Photo: © Gerry Bishop
Male cicadas use a pair of ridged membranes called "tymbals" to make noises. And we do mean NOISES—these guys are LOUD!
Courting Song (MP3)
Courting Song 2(MP3)
Courting Song 3 (MP3)
Cicada sound files courtesy of University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Thank you!
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For more about cicadas, check out this Web page, and take a cicada quiz here.