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Avoid bats like a moth

Postby Wayne Harrison » Dec 21, 2006 8:41 pm

Current understanding of the co-evolution of bats and moths has been thrown into question following new research.

It sounds like an arms race between the two:

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Postby Ralph E. Powers » Dec 21, 2006 11:48 pm

So basically as I read the article... eventually bats will evolve to change their ultrasound cries to a different pitch/frequency to counter the moth's evolutionary change in detecting their typical predators.
But also as I understand it some bats can "slam" a moth with a stunning pitch cry temporarily screwing up the moth long enough to catch it. Dolphins have been known to do this to certian prey fish of theirs and I recall reading Sperm whales will stun squid in the same manner.

Interesting reading .... for those interested. :grin:
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