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Trends Ecol Evol. 1993 Jul;8(7):248-52. doi: 10.1016/0169-5347(93)90200-9.

The evolutionary biology of insect hearing.

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Dept of Zoology, Erindale College, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L JC6.


Few areas of science have experienced such a blending of laboratory and field perspectives as the study of hearing. The disciplines of sensory ecology and neuroethology interpret the morphology and physiology of ears in the adaptive context in which this sense organ functions. Insects, with their enormous diversity, are valuable candidates for the study of how tympanal ears have evolved and how they operate today in different habitats.

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