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Relationships between roost preferences, ectoparasite density, and grooming behaviour of neotropical bats
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It is suggested that ectoparasite densities and grooming behaviour are related to roosting preferences in bats. Expand
Host and host-site specificity of bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae and Nycteribiidae) on Neotropical bats (Chiroptera)
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Specificity of the bat flies tended to follow the taxonomy of theBat hosts, not the ecological isolation of the host species, since bat species that often roost in polyspecific groups did not share bat fly species. Expand
An Aerial-Hawking Bat Uses Stealth Echolocation to Counter Moth Hearing
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This work presents the first example of an echolocation counterstrategy to overcome prey hearing at the cost of reduced detection distance and shows that the barbastelle, Barbastella barbastellus, emits calls that are 10 to 100 times lower in amplitude than those of other aerial-hawking bats, remains undetected by moths until close, and captures mainly eared moths. Expand
Conspecifics influence call design in the Brazilian free-tailed bat, Tadarida brasiliensis
The Brazilian free-tailed bat, Tadarida brasiliensis (Saint-Hilaire, 1824), uses calls that represent a broad continuum of design variation which is dependent upon habitat and situation, and exhibitsExpand
Auditory-based defence against gleaning bats in neotropical katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae)
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This work surveyed calling song characteristics, song cessation in response to the echolocation calls of a sympatric gleaning bat, and T-cell responses (an auditory interneuron sensitive to ultrasound) in five katydid species from Panamá. Expand
Evolution of a Communication System by Sensory Exploitation of Startle Behavior
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This work found that female lebinthines, instead of approaching singing males, produce vibrational responses after male calls, and males track the source of vibrations to find females, demonstrating how sensory exploitation of anti-predator behavior can evolve into a communication system that benefits both senders and receivers. Expand
Tympanal mechanics and neural responses in the ears of a noctuid moth
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There were no consistent differences in tympanal velocity or displacement when moths were intact or prepared for neural recordings for sound levels close to neural threshold, indicating that this and other neurophysiological studies provide good estimates of what intact moths hear at threshold. Expand
Release from bats: genetic distance and sensoribehavioural regression in the Pacific field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus
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It is concluded that the absence of bats has caused partial regression in the nervous control of a defensive behaviour in this insect. Expand
Neural representation of bat predation risk and evasive flight in moths: a modelling approach.
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This study shows that even a very simple sensory system can adapt to deliver information suitable for triggering appropriate defensive reactions to each predator in a multiple predator community. Expand
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