Communication and Perception
Like all insects, true bugs use scent and touch to communicate. They may also use their vision, but many species can't see very well. Many true bugs use sound and vibrations to communicate. The Cicadidae are one group of true bugs that are famous for the sounds they make. They gather in large numbers and form choruses, where thousands of insects call from one place. Their smaller relatives also communicate to each other. They don't have the special sound-producting organ that cicadas do. Instead they drum their bodies on branches and twigs.
Some species of true bugs are mimics, they pretend to be ants, and sneak into ant nests to eat ant larvae.
Communication Channels: tactile ; acoustic ; chemical
Other Communication Modes: duets ; choruses ; vibrations
Perception Channels: visual ; infrared/heat ; tactile ; acoustic ; vibrations ; chemical
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