The tympanal organ (“ear”) has evolved independently many time across insects and can be found on the thorax, the base of the wing, the abdomen, or the legs, with its location depending on the insect group (for example you can easily see the “ear” on the leg of a katydid!).
Specimens identified, prepared, and mounted by American entomologist Richard F. Wilkey 1960s-1980s
|Common Names||Insect "ear", the membrane used for hearing|
|Preservation Option||Slide Mounted|
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