Can you hear the Jurassic crickets?
Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong
The north of China has some perfectly preserved forewings of Jurassic insects. What research has made possible is, by comparison with living Prophalangopsids (sort-of-crickets) and electron microscopy of the stridulation apparatus, a complete and convincing 'reconstruction' of the pure tone at 6.4kHz. Can you hear the Jurassic crickets?