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Why don’t female crickets chirp?

By Floyd W. Shockley, Entomologist and Collections Manager, Smithsonian Institution
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Why don’t female crickets chirp? – Avery, age 8, Los Angeles

Insects communicate in lots of different ways, for many reasons. Some, such as butterflies and beetles, use color,…The Conversation

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