Biology Photo: Actias luna


Source: Urry, Lisa A.. Campbell Biology (p. 43). Pearson Education. Kindle Edition.

Campbell Biology

Female luna moths (Actias luna) attract males by emitting chemical signals that spread through the air. A male hundreds of meters away can detect these molecules and fly toward their source. The sensory organs responsible for this behavior are the comblike antennae visible in the photograph shown above. Each filament of an antenna is equipped with thousands of receptor cells that detect the sex attractant.


Urry, Lisa A.. Campbell Biology. Pearson Education. Kindle Edition.


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