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Hummingbird Hawk Moth

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There is evidence that Macroglossum stellatarum (Hummingbird Hawk Moth) responds to certain electromagnetic frequencies in the ultrasound range. This response causes it to drop a few inches in its flight pattern.

Which of the following is the MOST plausible reason for this response?

A

This frequency range causes its wing muscles to temporarily seize.

B

This frequency range interrupts its ability to perceive its surroundings and is temporarily stunned.

C

This frequency range matches the range emitted by predatory bats during their hunting trips.

D

This frequency range disrupts the air flow (aerodynamics) around the moth.