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Hearing organs and acoustic startle response behavior in the tiger beetle Megacephela carolina carolina (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

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Researchers at East Carolina University conducted a study of tiger beetle (Megacephela carolina carolina) behavioral responses to simulations of bat echo location calls. Results reveal a host of acoustic startle response behaviors, suggesting that tiger beetles may have evolved hearing organs as a direct result of the hunting pressures exerted by insectivorous bats.