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An enlarged picture of a noctuid moth (Sear, 1992).


Scientific Inquiry: Biology
Moths vs. Bats


Questions

Noctuid moths have ears that are used to detect bats, their predator. But what if there weren't any bats? What would happen if these moths lived in a bat-free area for several million years? What would change? How?


Answers

The Noctuid moths would lose their high-frequency-hearing capabilities due to a combination of mechanisms.


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