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Deaf moths versus predator bats

Scales help negate ultrasonic calls, researchers find.

In this composite image of a moth and a butterfly the coloured sides show the target species while the grey scale is the resultant tomographic image. This allows researchers to measure how much sound is being reflected from certain body parts.
In this composite image of a moth and a butterfly the coloured sides show the target species while the grey scale is the resultant tomographic image. This allows researchers to measure how much sound is being reflected from certain body parts. Credit: Thomas R Neil and Marc W Holderied
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