|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||20172017|
|Journal:||Journal of Natural History|
|Pagination:||1229 - 1236|
|Keywords:||hearing, hind wing, sound production, stridulation, Yponomeutidae|
In the hind wings of Yponomeuta and related genera there are transparent patches without scales; within these are arrays of ridges and it is suggested these may be used to produce sounds, with the adjacent membrane acting as a resonator. Avenues for further research are explored, together with potential taxonomic implications.
|Short Title:||Journal of Natural History|
Do small ermine moths sing? Possible stridulatory sound production in Yponomeutidae (Lepidoptera)