Do small ermine moths sing? Possible stridulatory sound production in Yponomeutidae (Lepidoptera)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Auteurs:Agassiz, DJL
Journal:Journal of Natural History
Pagination:1229 - 1236
Date Published:Feb-26-20172086
Mots-clés: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
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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith