Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Interesting facts about Moth

  1. Noctuid Moth has a hearing range between 1,000 and 240,000 Hz.
  2. Emperor Moth can detect pheromones up to 5 km. distant.
  3. Silkworm Moth can detect pheromones up to 11 km. distant. This moth can detect pheromones in concentrations as low as 1 molecule of pheromone per 1017 molecules of air. A receptor cell can respond to a single molecule of the pheromone called bombykol and 200 molecules can cause a behavioral response.

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