Antennae sense frequency of wingbeats: mosquito
The antennae of male mosquitoes help them find female mosquitoes by sensing the frequency of their wingbeats with fine, hair-like structures.
|Process information >|
|Sense signals/environmental cues >|
|Sound and other vibrations|
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Traps or insecticides that employ frequencies that mimic the wingbeats of female mosquitoes, biological pest controls.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Traps or insecticides that employ frequencies that mimic the wingbeats of female mosquitoes, biological pest controls.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Public health, agriculture