Hawkmoths emit sonic pulses from their genitals to jam bats’ echolocation capability

Malaysia has the highest diversity of hawkmoths in the entire world.

Hawkmoths emit sonic pulses from their genitals to jam bats’ echolocation capability

Science Recorder | Jonathan Marker | Friday, July 05, 2013

According to a study published July 3, 2013 in an online version of the journal Royal Society of Biology Letters, Boise State University researcher and study co-author Jesse R. Barber, and Akito Y. Kawahara, assistant curator of Lepidoptera at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, found that hawkmoths deter bats by emitting a so-called “anti-bat ultrasound... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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