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Insect radar research

Insect radar research

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LOUISE MURRAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LOUISE MURRAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Insect radar research. Radar scientist Jason Lim standing on 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 tiny transponders. 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.

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