Insect radar research

Insect radar research

C021/4812 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 10.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Tracking Insects by Radar


Caption: Insect radar research. A portable radar tracking station featuring a scanning horizontal (also known as a harmonic) radar. This station is used to track the movement of low flying insects, such as honeybees and butterflies that have been tagged with a tiny transponder. The tracking station transmits a radar signal which is bounced back by the transponder at a different frequency and read by the station. This work has allowed researchers to understand orienteering, searching and foraging flights in bumble and honeybees. Photographed at the Rothamsted Research, UK.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2014, 21st century, agriculture, biological, biology, car, countryside, england, equipment, european, farming, fauna, harmonic radar, harpenden, hertfordshire, insect behaviour, nature, radar, rothamsted research station, scanning horizontal radar, technological, technology, tracking, tracking station, transponder, uk, united kingdom, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.