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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF CROP INSECT PESTS IN LOCAL AND AREA-WIDE PROGRAMS

Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit

Title: System and Method for Sound Based Capture of Insects

Authors
item Mizrach, Amos - DERECH HAMACABIM, ISRAEL
item Hetzroni, Amotz - DERECH HAMACABIM, ISRAEL
item Grinshspun, Joseph - DERECH HAMACABIM, ISRAEL
item Mazor, Michal - DERECH HAMACABIM, ISRAEL
item Mankin, Richard
item Shuman, Dennis
item Epsky, Nancy
item Heath, Robert

Submitted to: Invention Report
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: September 9, 2004
Publication Date: March 17, 2005
Citation: Mizrach, A., Hetzroni, A., Grinshspun, J., Mazor, M., Mankin, R.W., Shuman, D., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2005. System and method for sound based capture of insects. International Patent WO 2005/022991 A2.

Technical Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for efficient sound-based capture of insects, particularly to a system and method which employ gender-specific sounds of an insect species to attract insects of an opposite gender of the same species. The system has potential for monitoring and control of several different fruit flies with acoustic courtship behaviors, including the medfly, caribfly, Mexican fruit fly, and the melon fly.

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