Understanding Katydid Communication and Its Ecological Signiﬁcance
Katydids use species-speciﬁc sound signals for courtship and long-distance communication. These sound signals are the product of intense selection pressures, both natural and sexual, while simultaneously being aﬀected by physiological and environmental limitations. Their unique communication pat-terns and high sensitivity to ecological disturbances make them an important system to understand animal behavior, as well as ecosystem changes. This article introduces readers to acoustic communication in katydids and the signiﬁcance of sound in their lives.
Volume 27 | Issue 6