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surviving cave bats: auditory and behavioural defences in the australian noctuid moth, speiredonia spectans.the australian noctuid moth, speiredonia spectans shares its subterranean day roosts (caves and abandoned mines) with insectivorous bats, some of which prey upon it. the capacity of this moth to survive is assumed to arise from its ability to listen for the bats' echolocation calls and take evasive action; however, the auditory characteristics of this moth or any tropically distributed australian moth have never been examined. we investigated the ears of s. spectans and determined that they are ...200819043053
karyology of eight species of bats (mammalia: chiroptera) from hainan island, china.karyotypes and chromosomal data are presented for eight bat species representing two families (rhinolophidae and vespertilionidae) from hainan island, china. the species investigated were rhinolophus lepidus (2n = 62, fn = 60), r. pusillus (2n = 62, fn = 60), r. affinis (2n = 62, fn = 60), r. sinicus (2n = 36, fn = 60), myotis horsfieldi (2n = 44, fn = 52), pipistrellus abramus (2n = 26, fn = 44), miniopterus australis (2n = 46, fn = 50) and m. schreibersii (2n = 46, fn = 50). the karyotype of r ...200919847322
mosquito consumption by insectivorous bats: does size matter?insectivorous bats have often been touted as biological control for mosquito populations. however, mosquitoes generally represent only a small proportion of bat diet. given the small size of mosquitoes, restrictions imposed on prey detectability by low frequency echolocation, and variable field metabolic rates (fmr), mosquitoes may not be available to or profitable for all bats. this study investigated whether consumption of mosquitoes was influenced by bat size, which is negatively correlated w ...201324130851
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