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Tympanal organ

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A tympanal organ is a hearing organ in insects, consisting of a membrane (tympanum) stretched across a frame backed by an air sac and associated sensory neurons. [1]

12 relations: Abdomen, Chordotonal organ, Eardrum, Geometer moth, Hymenoptera, Insect, Lepidoptera, Mythimna unipuncta, Sensory neuron, Taxonomy (biology), Thorax, Tympanum (anatomy).


The abdomen (less formally called the belly, stomach, tummy or midriff) constitutes the part of the body between the thorax (chest) and pelvis, in humans and in other vertebrates.

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Chordotonal organ

Chordotonal organs are stretch receptor organs in insects and other arthropods They are used to detect the position of the body antennae which causes stretching on the cuticle of the Johnston's organ.

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In the anatomy of humans and various other tetrapods, the eardrum, also called the tympanic membrane or myringa, is a thin, cone-shaped membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear.

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Geometer moth

The geometer moths are moths belonging to the family Geometridae of the insect order Lepidoptera, the moths and butterflies.

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Hymenoptera is a large order of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants.

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Insects or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum.

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Lepidoptera is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths (both are called lepidopterans).

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Mythimna unipuncta

Mythimna unipuncta or true armyworm moth is a nocturnal agricultural pest belonging to the family Noctuidae.

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Sensory neuron

Sensory neurons also known as afferent neurons are neurons that convert a specific type of stimulus, via their receptors, into action potentials or graded potentials.

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Taxonomy (biology)

Taxonomy is the science of defining and naming groups of biological organisms on the basis of shared characteristics.

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The thorax or chest (from the Greek θώραξ thorax "breastplate, cuirass, corslet" via thorax) is a part of the anatomy of humans and various other animals located between the neck and the abdomen.

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Tympanum (anatomy)

The tympanum is an external hearing structure in animals such as mammals, birds, some reptiles, some amphibians and some insects.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tympanal_organ

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