The male mole cricket amplifies and directs its calling song by digging a double-mouthed burrow that functions as an amplifier.

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"The male mole cricket Gryllotalpa vineae digs a double-mouthed burrow in the ground, which functions as a horn-like amplifier to amplify and direct sound; the invention looks something like an early gramophone." (Pallasmaa 1995:51)

Book
Animal ArchitectureApril 22, 2014
Ingo Arndt

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Gryllotalpa vineaeSpecies

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