Why don't crickets get chapped legs from rubbing their legs together?
#116802. Asked by star_gazer. (Aug 16 10 11:50 PM)
But: "Only the male crickets chirp. A large vein running along the bottom of each wing has "teeth," much like a comb does. The chirping sound is created by running the top of one wing along the teeth at the bottom of the other wing. As he does this, the cricket also holds the wings up and open, so that the wing membranes can act as acoustical sails. It is a popular myth that the cricket chirps by rubbing its legs together"
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