Ultrasonic hearing in moths

  title={Ultrasonic hearing in moths},
  author={Yu-ping Zha and Qicai Chen and Chao-liang Lei},
  journal={Annales de la Soci{\'e}t{\'e} entomologique de France (N.S.)},
  pages={145 - 156}
  • Y. Zha, Qicai Chen, C. Lei
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Biology
  • Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.)
Abstract Many moths possess ultrasound-sensitive ears, directly resulted from bat predation. Moth ears display an abundant diversity due to their body location, accessory structures, and number of auditory sensory cells. Anatomically, the moth ears are the simplest hearing organs in insects and most are tympanal organ with a tympanum. Eared moths have an optimal frequency range between 20 kHz and 50 kHz, which coincides with the peak frequency used by most insectivorous bats. The primary… 
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