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Joseph Jenkins Lecture Series: How do Tiger Moths Avoid Predation by Bats?

July 28, 2021 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tiger moths have small ears on their bodies that allow them to hear incoming bats and take evasive action at night. These moths can also produce their own sounds when bats get too close. In the same way that bright colors of poison dart frogs or venomous snakes tell predators to stay away, these sounds can serve as warnings, which signals to bats that the moths are toxic and avoid being eaten. This lecture will explore the biology and behavior of tiger moths and their associations with toxic plants and bat predators. Join us in welcoming Jennifer Zaspel, research curator and Head of Zoology at the Milwaukee Public Museum. 7:00 p.m. This program will take place as a Zoom meeting. Please RSVP under “View Event Website” to save your spot. Donations welcome


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