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I am doing a report on moths and do they use sound to catch food? i have found out that they use ultra sound to find bats and to get out of the way of them. Is there anything i should know about moths and the way they use there sound??


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Some moth species have evolved echolocation defenses to "trick" hunting bats. This web site has an interesting article about it:

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=vn20030918082510477C339878

I am not aware of any moths using sound to find their own food.

J. Elliott


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