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Cicada
tymbal vibrations, recorded by Richard Ranft, Montsaraz, Alentejo, Portugal.
Cicada Carineta sp
tymbal vibrations, recorded by Richard Ranft, 26 September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
Cicada
chainsaw' cicada, recorded by Richard Ranft, September 1985, Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
Cicada
tymbal vibrations, recorded by Ron Kettle, Melbourne, Australia.
Early Nesting Bumble Bees Bombus pratorum
recorded by Richard Ranft, 17 June 1989, Ennerdale, Cumbria, England.
Field Cricket Gryllus campestris
stridulation, recorded by Kyle Turner, 18 April 1993, Le Bougayrou, Lacave, Lot, France.
Lesser Field Grasshopper Chorthippus mollis
stridulation, recorded by Michael F. Claridge, 11 August 1976, Grand Gerique at base of Mont Ventoux, France.
Mole Cricket Gryllotalpa sp
stridulation, recorded by Anthony H. Baylis, 9 July 1989, Sisi, Crete.
Planthopper Nilaparvata lugens
tremulations of insect from Australia, recorded in laboratory, recorded by Michael F. Claridge, 11 April 1986, Cardiff, Wales.
Silkworms Bombyx mori
recorded by Eiji Ohya, 1 October 2004, Morioka, Japan.
The Water Singer Micronecta scholtzi
an aquatic bug stridulating underwater, recorded by Richard Ranft, August 1984, Wimbledon Park, London, England.
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