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Joseph Jenkins Virtual Lecture Series at Cable Natural History Museum
July 28, 2021 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join CNHM in welcoming Dr. Jennifer Zaspel, Academic Dean at the Milwaukee Public Museum. 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.
This program will take place as a Zoom meeting. Please RSVP.