Anti-bat tiger moth sounds: Form and function

  title={Anti-bat tiger moth sounds: Form and function},
  author={Aaron J. Corcoran and William E. Conner and Jesse R. Barber},
  journal={Current Zoology},
The night sky is the venue of an ancient acoustic battle between echolocating bats and their insect prey. Many tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) answer the attack calls of bats with a barrage of high frequency clicks. Some moth species use these clicks for acoustic aposematism and mimicry, and others for sonar jamming, however, most of the work on these defensive functions has been done on individual moth species. We here analyze the diversity of structure in tiger moth sounds from 26 spe… 

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