Tiger Moth Jams Bat Sonar

@article{Corcoran2009TigerMJ,
  title={Tiger Moth Jams Bat Sonar},
  author={A. Corcoran and J. R. Barber and W. E. Conner},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={325},
  pages={325 - 327}
}
  • A. Corcoran, J. R. Barber, W. E. Conner
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Moths Battling Bats Many night-flying insects hear the sonar sounds of attacking bats and take evasive action. Among moths, evasive flight is often accompanied by the production of ultrasonic sounds. Three functions of these sounds have been proposed: to startle the bat, to warn of distastefulness, or to “jam” the bat's sonar system. Corcoran et al. (p. 325) studied a species of tiger moth (Bertholdia trigona) that emits a particularly dense series of ultrasonic clicks and the interception… CONTINUE READING

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