Reactions of insects to light and the utilization of LEDs in integrated pest management
Kazuhisa FUJITA1, Masami SHIMODA2
In the present paper, we introduce the concept of reactions of insects to light and the utilization of LEDs in integrated pest management. In the presence of light, nine kinds of reactions take place; these include positive and negative phototaxis, light adaptation, and circadian rhythm disturbances. Via these reactions, LEDs enable us to develop integrated pest management techniques such as light traps with a monochromatic and bright light source with low electricity consumption and various wavelengths. LEDs thus contribute to promoting integrated pest management techniques.
- 1 The Graduate school for the Creation of New Photonics Industries
- 2 Insect Interaction Research Unit, Division of Insect Sciences, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences