Saturday, 7 June 2014

Newly discovered insect 'Supersonus' hits animal kingdom's highest-pitch love call

Date:
June 5, 2014

Source:
University of Lincoln

Summary:
In the rainforests of South America, scientists have discovered a new genus and three new species of insect with the highest ultrasonic calling songs ever recorded in the animal kingdom. The insects have lost the ability of flight due to their reduced wing size, so the adoption of extreme ultrasonic frequencies might play a role in avoiding predators, such as bats.


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