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Subject: insect bioacoustic applications
From: Potamitis Ilyas <>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:35:15 +0000
Dear Bioacoustics community,

I would like to present two open source papers on bioacoustics applications 
related to insects.
The first one introduces the possibility of remote vibroacoustic monitoring of 
trees against borers at large scales. A piezoelectric probe is inserted at the 
base of the main branches joining the trunk (or near the stem in the case of 
palms) and every hour uploads small recordings of the internal vibrations due 
to larva motion and feeding to a cloud server. The user can listen to these 
recordings and decide upon the infestation status by examining a longer time 
span than is currently done (e.g. on a weekly or monthly basis). In the near 
future the examination of the vibroacoustic recordings will be automatic and 
expandable to a large number of trees using the LoRa network. The device is 
currently sufficient to operate for 3 months without recharging but we aim at 
its permanent installation based on power harvesting techniques.

The second paper is on a multispectral wingbeat recorder of backscattered light 
that aims to analyze the photoacoustic wingbeat of flying insects but also 
extract a deeper representation of the melanization and coloration of these 
insects. Different versions of this approach are currently installed at the 
gates of beehives to count foraging activity and tag species identity, as well 
as in agricultural e-traps that report on the identity and sex of incoming 
flying insects.

Kind regards
Dr. Ilyas Potamitis, 

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