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tympanum, tympana, tympanal organ

Lesser Angle-winged Katydid - Microcentrum retinerve - male Lesser Angle-winged Katydid - Microcentrum retinerve - male Ridged Grasshopper - Conozoa carinata - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (T)
No Taxon tympanum, tympana, tympanal organ
Explanation of Names
From Greek tympanon, from typto, to strike.
Identification
tympanum, plural tympana noun - in insects, called more properly tympanal organ to differentiate from vertebrate organs; hearing organ present in some orthoptera and other groups
See Also
Internet References
Jardine's Dictionry of Entomology--T entries
Wikipedia--Tympanal organ