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August 21, 2005

Louder than a lawnmower

Filed under: Neotibicen | Sounds — Dan @ 8:05 am

Someone asked how loud Neotibicens were in terms of decibels. According to the University of Florida Book of Insect Records the Tibicen resh has a maximum sound pressure level of 107.2db, and the Tibicen pronotalis has a max SPL of 108.9db. Other species of Tibicen seem to max out around 80-100db.

Bonus unrelated link:

A French Canadian Tibicen page (thanks Roy).

1 Comment »

  1. L. Marie says:

    Read the brief Fox article. I’ve been fascinated by cicadas for a while now but know little about them, so thanks for the info.

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