Sound strategy: acoustic aposematism in the bat–tiger moth arms race

  title={Sound strategy: acoustic aposematism in the bat–tiger moth arms race},
  author={Nickolay I. Hristov and W. E. Conner},
  • Nickolay I. Hristov, W. E. Conner
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • The night sky is the venue for an ancient arms race. Insectivorous bats with their ultrasonic sonar exert an enormous selective pressure on nocturnal insects. In response insects have evolved the ability to hear bat cries, to evade their hunting maneuvers, and some, the tiger moths (Arctiidae), to utter an ultrasonic reply. We here determine what it is that tiger moths “say” to bats. We chose four species of arctiid moths, Cycnia tenera, Euchaetes egle, Utetheisa ornatrix, and Apantesis nais… CONTINUE READING
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