what is the sound that insects make at night?

I live in Queens NY and out of my room window at night I always hear a clicking or ticking sound from the trees. It's almost like a cicada but I don't think it is. But I know it's an insect. What makes that sound, does anyone know?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The sound you hear are katydids. They are loud with a screeching sound, or the sound of a zipper. They are beautiful looking insects.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, when I was in Florida at my grandparents house, I heard these sounds that sounded like crickets, but it wasnt! It was a tree frog making the sound by croaking. It usually means it's about to rain.

    But thats probably not it cause you live in NY

    What you hear is probably crickets. They, and most sound making insects, make the sound by rubbing their legs together.

  • 1 decade ago

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