Science Daily recently covered work done by the Conner Lab.
Here is there story:
A new study shows Bertholdia trigona, a species of tiger moth found in the Arizona desert, can tell if an echo-locating bat is going to attack it well before the predator swoops in for the kill – making the intuitive, tiny-winged insect a master of self-preservation.
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reference: Science Daily
Aaron Corcoran’s research on sonar jamming moths is featured in the new National Geographic Special “Untamed Americas”. The footage is featured in the episode on Deserts. It is airing Saturday, June 16, 9pm EST.
Link to the show page: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/untamed-americas/
Mexican Free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) migrate up to 1,000 miles (1609 kilometers) from their winter home in Mexico to Bracken Cave in Texas, U.S., where they raise their young. Click here for photo
In the deserts of the Americas, an abundance of wildlife has developed an array of bizarre and baffling against-the-odds survival strategies. Filmed for the first time in high-speed infrared, see the tiger moth dodge millions of hungry bats emerging from caves in the Chihuahua Desert.
–National Geographic Television
Windows on Wake Forest published an article about PhD. candidate Aaron Corcoran and Professor William Conner entitled, “Nature’s Trick or Treat”
In the ongoing evolutionary battle between bats and moths, a species of tiger moth plays a trick with sound to avoid becoming a bat’s tasty treat, according to new research by professor William Conner and PhD student Aaron Corcoran.
By Cheryl Walker (’88)
Office of Communications and External Relations
Published October 23, 2009
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