Insect Shouting Matches?

Brown Harvestfly Cicada

During Summer and Fall in Indiana, our soundscape is dominated by the songs of insects, primarily males, singing to attract a mate. At a given time, hundreds of different species may be singing at once. How is a male to be heard among all the distracting sounds?

Some insects, such as cicadas, form groups and chorus in unison. The “choir” can produce a louder sound than other insects trying to be heard. It sounds like a shouting match because it is. By singing…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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