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v. strid·u·lat·ed, strid·u·lat·ing, strid·u·lates
To produce a shrill grating, chirping, or hissing sound by rubbing body parts together, as certain insects do.
To produce by rubbing body parts together: "The crickets stridulated their everlasting monotonous meaningful note" (John Updike).

[From Latin strīdulus, stridulous; see stridulous.]

strid′u·la′tion n.
strid′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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This is the first description of stridulatory structures, acoustic signals and associated behaviors in D.
A simple leg-carapace stridulatory mechanism (Figs 5-7) and bulbus morphology suggest an affinity to Pseudicius Simon, 1885 (cinctus--group sensu Proszynski 2013).
DIAGNOSIS: Female: Antennae and legs long and thin, cephalic stridulatory apparatus absent, mesoscutellum with an upright spine, corium with a triangular cell.
This approach will also be used to investigate the interspecific difference of the stridulatory signals between S.
The noises that ants seem to make intentionally, drummings and fast stridulatory scrapings of roughened body parts, can buzz through substrates easily.
58kx, except for sclerolepidia and stridulatory organs which were examined at high vacuum between 454x and 7kx after 36nm of gold/palladium coating.
2B, D); III with smooth, raised ridge medially, with stridulatory granules submedially; V with prominent pale, raised surface posteromedially in adult L, and 6-10 evenly spaced short, acuminate macrosetae along posterior margin; VII finely granular laterally and medially, with pair of costate-granular ventrosubmedian and ventrolateral carinae.
Ventral surface with elongate-oval stridulatory area formed by 25 narrowly separated ridges; ventral process well-developed, rounded, with many asperities.
Stridulatory bristles present on sides of carapace.