oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Sound pressure levels of some African cicadas (Homoptera: Cicadoidea)

Volume 50, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Sound pressure levels (SPLs) of the songs of seven species of cicada were measured. Variation within and between individuals and species was examined. Some theoretical physical and physiological effects of body size on song intensity are pointed out.

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