Comparative Hearing: Insects by Ronald R. Hoy (auth.), Ronald R. Hoy, Arthur N. Popper,

By Ronald R. Hoy (auth.), Ronald R. Hoy, Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay (eds.)

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1994). As expected, however, the diffraction around the thorax is larger and the bush crickets take advantage of this. A tracheal tube connects the inner surface of the ear drum with the lateral surface of the thorax (Fig. 6C), and this trachea acts as a sound guide (Lewis 1983). In many bushcrickets, the tracheal tube is horn shaped (and known as "the hearing trumpet"). The mouth of the horn is at the eardrum in the leg, and the bell of the horn opens at the body surface. The cross-sectional area thus decreases from the point of sound entry (thoracic surface) to the ear.

The reason for the lower directionality at 4 and 5 kHz is the less favorable phase relationships between the three sound components acting on the eardrum. The transverse trachea connecting the two acoustic tracheae is not continous but is made up of two tracheal tubes, one from each side. The thin-walled ends of these tubes are very close at the middle of the thorax (Fig. 15C). The integrity of this "central membrane" appears to be essential for the directional hearing at sound frequencies around the calling song.

Directional patterns at 5 kHz and 12 kHz in the locust. Solid and dashed lines, observed and calculated vibration amplitude of the eardrum, respectively. Dotted lines, amplitude of sound pressure at the external surface of the eardrum (same data as in Fig. 5A). (From Michelsen and Rohrseitz 1995, with permission. ) FIGUR E of the small grasshopper is therefore dependent on the ear operating as a pressure-difference receiver at all frequencies. 8 at 8 to 18 kHz. The development of phase is more moderate than in the locust, reflecting the smaller distance between the ears.

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