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Moths with Wings Adapted to Disrupt Echolocation

Moths are a common prey for bats, but certain moth species have evolved some defence against the bats use of echolocation for hunting. The long ‘tails’ on the wings of these moths help to confuse the information bats recieve from echolocation, helping the moth escape and giving it a greater chance of survival.

Moth species in the image are (left to right): Actias truncatipennis, Eudaemonia brachyura, and Attacus selene


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