Bertholdia trigona

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Grote's bertholdia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Bertholdia
Species: B. trigona
Binomial name
Bertholdia trigona
(Grote, 1879)[1]
  • Halysidota trigona Grote, 1879

Bertholdia trigona (commonly called Grote's bertholdia) is a species of moth in the family Erebidae. It is prevalent in the southwestern United States.[1] In studies performed at Wake Forest University, these moths were shown to have developed the ability to disrupt the echolocation of bats.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Bertholdia". Finland: 
  2. ^ Joyce, C. (2009-07-17). "Moths Outwit Bats By Jamming Sonar". USA: NPR National Public Radio KQED. 

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