Invasive Species Weblog logo

Author: Jennifer Forman Orth

Invading your brain since 2002.

About | Links | Suggest a Post

Don't see what you're looking for?

2011 Calendars are here!
2011 Calendars are here!

Get the ISW Feed!    Atom enabled

Subscribe in Bloglines   Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Nature Blog Network

Saturday, April 03, 2004

Hear No Weevil

Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service are working to develop an improved version of a device that detects sounds made by insects. According to this story in Agricultural Research Magazine, the new machine is lighter and more durable, making it more convenient to bring it out into the field. By touching the device's wand to a large nail driven into the root ball of a plant, scientists are hoping to use the listening device to detect root-feeding insects like the black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus).


Post a Comment

This page is Powered By Blogger. Isn't yours?