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Eavesdropping on Insects Hidden in Soil and Interior Structures of Plants
Abstract Accelerometer, electret microphone, and piezoelectric disk acoustic systems were evaluated for their potential to detect hidden insect infestations in soil and interior structures of plants.Expand
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Vibrational Communication Between the Sexes in Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)
ABSTRACT We examined the substrate-borne vibrational signals used in communication between the sexes in Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), a vector of huanglongbing (an economicallyExpand
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Monitoring Insect Pests in Retail Stores by Trapping and Spatial Analysis
Abstract Stored-product insects are a perennial problem in retail stores, where they damage and contaminate susceptible merchandise such as food products and animal feed. Historically, pestExpand
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Perspective and Promise: a Century of Insect Acoustic Detection and Monitoring
Acoustic devices provide nondestructive, remote, automated detection and monitoring of hidden insect infestations for pest managers, regulators, and researchers. Expand
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Detection of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Larvae in Different Host Trees and Tissues by Automated Analyses of Sound-Impulse Frequency and Temporal Patterns
Abstract Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), an invasive pest quarantined in the United States, is difficult to detect because the larvae feed unseen inside trees.Expand
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Quantitation of the insect electroantennogram: Measurement of sensillar contributions, elimination of background potentials, and relationship to olfactory sensation
Abstract A quantitative study of the electroantennogram (EAG) of Trichoplusia ni (Hubner) response to sex pheromone has provided new information about the physiological basis of the EAG and itsExpand
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Acoustic Detection of Termite Infestations in Urban Trees
Abstract A portable, low-frequency acoustic system was used to detect termite infestations in urban trees. The likelihood of infestation was rated independently by a computer program and anExpand
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Acoustical detection of Aedes taeniorhynchus swarms and emergence exoduses in remote salt marshes.
  • R. Mankin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Mosquito Control…
  • 1 June 1994
Swarms and emergency exoduses of Aedes taeniorhynchus mosquitoes produce sounds detectable from 10 to 50 m in a quiet environment. Background noise levels as low as 21 dB (decibels referenced to 20Expand
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Acoustic Indicators for Mapping Infestation Probabilities of Soil Invertebrates
Abstract Acoustic and traditional excavation methods were used in consecutive summers to conduct two geospatial surveys of distributions of white grubs and other soil invertebrates in two forageExpand
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Acoustic Surveying of Subterranean Insect Populations in Citrus Groves
Abstract Subterranean insect pests cause considerable economic damage but their concealment makes detection difficult. A portable acoustic system was developed and tested for its potential to rateExpand
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