Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
Just another one of God’s creatures who was made to perform a job.
Have you ever given some thought of your own body and the functions it performs – and the difference when something goes haywire and you feel bad. Then, you go the doctor to find out what went haywire and you try to fix it. If you have good health – you have it all.
All of these parts of the world and how they tick. Amazing.
Crickets (Gryllidae) are insects distantly related to grasshoppers, found all around the world from grassland, bushes, and forests to marshes, beaches, and caves, except at latitudes 55° or higher.
There are more than 900 species of crickets, the largest of which are the bull crickets, measuring 2 inches in length.
Crickets are mainly nocturnal, and are best known for the loud, persistent, chirping song of males trying to attract females, although some species are mute. Crickets chirp by rubbing together the tough, leathery covers of their front wings.
As explained by Scientific American:
[T]here’s a special structure on the tops of their wings, called a scraper. When they want to make their sound, they raise their wings to a 45-degree angle and draw the scraper of one wing across wrinkles on the underside of the other wing, called a file. It’s somewhat like running your finger along the…
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