Hearing and evasive behaviour in the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella (Pyralidae)

  title={Hearing and evasive behaviour in the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella (Pyralidae)},
  • N I E L S S K A L S, A N N E M A R I E S U R L Y
  • Published 2000
Greater wax moths (Galleria mellonella L., Pyraloidea) use ultrasound sensitive ears to detect clicking conspeci®cs and echolocating bats. Pyralid ears have four sensory cells, A1±4. The audiogram of G. mellonella has best frequency at 60 kHz with a threshold around 47 dB sound pressure level. A1 and A2 have almost equal thresholds in contrast to noctuids and geometrids. A3 responds at + 12 to + 16 dB relative to the A1 threshold. The threshold data from the A-cells give no indication of… CONTINUE READING
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