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SadRanger SadRanger 22-25, M 6 Answers Mar 28, 2010

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i heard the male some how makes the noise with a combination of his sexual organ n the walls of the chest being rubbed together........... But I`m sure someone was giving me false information!? LOL but it sounded unusual n interesting ,and very comical so i thought I`d pass the laugh along.!

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Male cicadas make their noise using organs located on their abdomen called tymbals. Tymbals are sort of like tiny snare drums build into the body of the cicada -- using tiny muscles the cicadas rapidly vibrate the tymbals which creates their signature sound.<br />
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Female cicadas also make a sound by clicking their wings, but it is bearly audible.

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I learned the noise is produced by their rubbing their legs together. I hope that is right, was quite a while ago!

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By flapping their wings?....its annoying too!!!....when you are trying to sleep.....

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