Deaf moth evolves to outwit Bats

Interesting new paper published by University of Bristol today:

A genus of deaf moth has evolved to develop an extraordinary sound-producing structure in its wings to evade its primary predator the bat. The finding, made by researchers from the University of Bristol and Natural History Museum, is described in Scientific Reports today.

More info: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/february/deaf-moth.html

A ermine moth (Yponomeuta evonymella). The arrows indicate the tymbals. Image Credit: David Agassiz, Natural History Museum

A ermine moth (Yponomeuta evonymella). The arrows indicate the tymbals. Image Credit: David Agassiz, Natural History Museum

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Posted on 5 February 2019, in Bat News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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