Moths fight bats with genitalia ultrasound

Really, PopSci writer Shaunacy Terro had us at ‘Tropical Moths Fight Bats With Blasts Of Ultrasound From Their Genitals’. The headline says it all better than we can. The hawk moth is this particular bat-offensive species and somehow, the ultrasounds defend them against bats — whether by startling the bats away in a language they understand (which is, duh, ultrasound) or perhaps ‘jam their echolocation, as one species of tiger moth does’. Learnt something new today.

About the author

Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at