Tiny Insect Makes Big Noise With Penis

Jun 17, 2011 · 21522 views

The tiny two millimetres in length water boatman insect plays a song by rubbing his ribbed penis against his belly to attract a mate. The sound produced is so loud that “on average, it reaches 79 decibels, about the level of a ringing phone or a cocktail party. But at its peak, it reaches 105 decibels – more like a car horn, a power tool or a passing subway train.”

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Reminds me of the song from Avenue Q- “Loud as The Hell You Want”

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