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2014-07-24 02:00:27

Jason Bardi, AIP Publishing LLC Even within a phylum so full of mean little creatures, the yellow-colored Ormia ochracea fly is distinguished among other arthropods for its cruelty -- at least to crickets. Native to the southeastern U.S. states and Central America, the fly is a most predatory sort of parasite. It swoops onto the back of a singing male cricket, deposits a smear of larvae, and leaves its wicked brood to invade, kill and consume the cricket from inside out. None of this...

New Hearing Aid Design Inspired By Parasitic Fly Ear
2013-05-31 15:37:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A parasitic fly has inspired scientists to create a new type of microphone that achieves better acoustical performance than what is currently available in hearing aids. Scientists will be presenting results at the 21st annual International Congress on Acoustics in Montreal next week about how an unpresuming little fly called Ormia ochracea inspired their research. The house-fly-sized insect has eardrums that sense sound pressure and...


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2005-07-13 16:57:18

Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as "true crickets"), are insects related to grasshoppers and katydids (order Orthoptera). They have somewhat flattened bodies and long antennae. Crickets are known for the loud chirping noises they make by rubbing their wings together. Only male crickets sing as the male wings have ridges that act like a "comb and file" that produces a song that is species specific. Interestingly in 1970, Dr. William H. Cade discovered that the parasitic fly Ormia...

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