Did You Know: Ears on Their Stomach? ~ helpBIOTECH

04 June 2019

Did You Know: Ears on Their Stomach?



Grasshopper "ears" are in the most unlikely of places. 

On each side of the first abdominal segment of a grasshopper, tucked under the wings, you'll find membranes that vibrate in response to sound waves. This simple eardrum, called a tympana, allows the grasshopper to hear the mating songs of members of their species.


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