Tropical Moths Use Ultrasonic Crotch Blasts to Confuse Attacking Bats

18sxqykuaxseajpgIn what has to be one of the most brilliant self-defense mechanisms ever developed, several species of tropical moths are able to rasp their genitals against their bodies to produce ultrasonic signals that confuse an attacking bats acoustical targeting system. Several species of Tiger Moth and Hawk Moth have been found to use this technique, […]

from Gizmodo UK http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/07/tropical-moths-use-ultrasonic-crotch-blasts-to-confuse-attacking-bats/

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