Infrared receptors in pyrophilous (“fire loving”) insects as model for new un-cooled infrared sensors

  title={Infrared receptors in pyrophilous (“fire loving”) insects as model for new un-cooled infrared sensors},
  author={D. Klocke and A. Schmitz and H. Soltner and H. Bousack and H. Schmitz},
  journal={Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology},
  pages={186 - 197}
  • D. Klocke, A. Schmitz, +2 authors H. Schmitz
  • Published 2011
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
  • Summary Beetles of the genus Melanophila and certain flat bugs of the genus Aradus actually approach forest fires. For the detection of fires and of hot surfaces the pyrophilous species of both genera have developed infrared (IR) receptors, which have developed from common hair mechanoreceptors. Thus, this type of insect IR receptor has been termed photomechanic and shows the following two special features: (i) The formation of a complex cuticular sphere consisting of an outer exocuticular… CONTINUE READING
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