The influence of arctiid moth clicks on bat echolocation; jamming or warning?

  title={The influence of arctiid moth clicks on bat echolocation; jamming or warning?},
  author={Annemarie Surlykke and Lee A. Miller},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
Summary1.Many arctiid and ctenuchid moths produce clicking sounds in response to the ultrasonic cries of bats. Clicks were recorded from the two arctiid moth speciesArctia caja, the garden tiger, andPhragmatobia fuliginosa, the ruby tiger. The threshold for eliciting clicks was around 60 to 75 dB pe SPL in both species.A. caja produced single clicks, andP. fuliginosa bursts of clicks. The maximum intensity of the clicks was 90 to 94 dB pe SPL at 5 cm forA. caja and 85 dB pe SPL at 5 cm forP… 

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