Dancing Asian Citrus Psyllids

Intellectual Ventures Laboratory has conducted baseline tests of Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) on site at the USDA-ARS facility in Weslaco, TX. The goal of these tests was to validate the optical tracking, wing beat detection, and photonic exposure efficacy of Intellectual Venture’s Photonic Fence Technologies (PFT). Our initial work shows that it may be possible to use PFT for ACP monitoring or control. Along the way, we shot a bunch of “B-roll” video using our high-speed camera, and one late night it somehow got set to music. Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. Philip J, Staudermann
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    It’s a phenological phenomenon!

  2. Stephanie Joy Smith
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    This was a most interesting vid. Those wings are certainly fascinating to behold. Intriguing. 0=)

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