Acoustic mimicry in a predator–prey interaction

@article{Barber2007AcousticMI,
  title={Acoustic mimicry in a predator–prey interaction},
  author={Jesse R. Barber and William E. Conner},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={104},
  pages={9331 - 9334}
}
  • J. Barber, W. Conner
  • Published 29 May 2007
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Mimicry of visual warning signals is one of the keystone concepts in evolutionary biology and has received substantial research attention. By comparison, acoustic mimicry has never been rigorously tested. Visualizing bat–moth interactions with high-speed, infrared videography, we provide empirical evidence for acoustic mimicry in the ultrasonic warning sounds that tiger moths produce in response to echolocating bats. Two species of sound-producing tiger moths were offered successively to naïve… 

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