Study finds similar hearing systems in crickets and dolphins

12/17/2012 | LiveScience.com

Scientists have discovered a lipid hearing mechanism in insects from the Ensifera group -- which includes crickets and katydids -- that previously was thought to be used only by dolphins. "The discovery is interesting as previously only toothed whales were known to use this hearing system component," said University of Strathclyde researcher James Windmill. Studying the Auckland tree weta species, researchers found that a sound-carrying lipid transmits noise to the insect's hearing organs.

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