why are cicadas so noisy?

Cicadas are known for their loud and distinctive mating calls, which can be quite noisy during their annual emergence. The reason behind their noise is directly related to their reproduction and mating behavior.Male cicadas produce the noise by scraping their wings against a file on their abdomens. This structure, called a “tymbal,” acts like a […]

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why are cicadas such clumsy fliers?

Cicadas are not inherently clumsy fliers; rather, their flight characteristics are a product of their evolutionary adaptations to their lifestyle and ecological niche. Here are a few reasons why cicadas might appear to be clumsy in flight: It’s important to note that while human standards might label their flight as “clumsy,” from an evolutionary perspective, […]

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