Genitals are useful for transferring sperm, but why stop there? Some animals have evolved unusual and creative ways to use their naughty bits to trick predators or attract mates.
Recently, scientists discovered that hawkmoths have an unusual defense against bat sonar—by rubbing their genitals together, the moths produce ultrasonic sounds of their own. These sounds jam the bat’s sonar and give the moths a chance to escape.
Hawkmoths aren’t the only animals that use their genitals in unexpected ways. Read on for more examples of creatures that have found creative uses for their nether regions: Repurposed Private Parts: 5 Unexpected Ways Animals Use Their Genitals