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Sonic Blasting Genitals Hawkmoths have been shown to be capable of producing ultrasound as a defense against bats. This on its own isn’t unique, but what is unique is the source of that ultrasound: their genitals. Have you ever casually glanced down at your genitals and wished that they had more functions?

Well if you have, this story might make you pretty envious. That’s because recent evidence has suggested that hawkmoths (found mainly in the tropics) are capable of using their genitals to produce a loud beam of ultrasound. While I wish there weren’t any purpose to this, there unfortunately is. For millions of years, bats and moths have been competing against one another in an epic battle; each have been adapting and evolving in an attempt to outdo the other, and this genital sonic blast seems to be just the latest in a long list of adaptations. 13

Moths produce this ultrasonic sound whenever bats approached. It can there-

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