Science

植物&动物 | 生态&环境 | 大脑&行为 | 健康 | 技术 | 科学&政策 | 进化 | 古生物学 | 细胞 | 分子 | 基因&蛋白 | 遗传&发育 | 生物化学 | 生物物理 | 免疫 | 人物&事件 | 微生物学 |
当前位置: Science » 植物&动物 » Science:哪些灯泡不招虫子

Science:哪些灯泡不招虫子

摘要 : 如果你正试图在夏日的夜晚让飞行的害虫远离走廊里的灯,那么对灯泡的选择至关重要。

 

如果你正试图在夏日的夜晚让飞行的害虫远离走廊里的灯,那么对灯泡的选择至关重要。一张日前在美国科学促进会年会上展示的海报,描述了一项将安装了6种市售照明灯的捕虫器进行比对的最新研究。这些灯包括传统的白炽灯泡、发出冷色和暖色光线的LED灯以及宣称对昆虫的吸引力更低的黄色“虫灯”。

在整个夏天,研究人员收集并分类了来自弗吉尼亚州一个社区的8887只昆虫和蜘蛛。尽管影响一只灯泡吸引力的因素仍是个谜,但最新研究揭示了一些明显的赢家和失败者。白炽灯招来最多的昆虫,平均每个小时有8只。“虫灯”和暖色调的LED几乎并列成为最不具吸引力的灯,平均每小时吸引约4.5只昆虫。

不过,“虫灯”有一个坏处:相较于暖色LED,它们对令很多人讨厌的两个昆虫目更具诱惑力:包括椿象在内的半翅目和以令人害怕的蠼螋而出名的革翅目。

原文链接:

Which light bulb attracts the fewest bugs? Study reveals surprises

原文摘要:

If you’re trying to keep flying pests away from your veranda lights on summer evenings, your choice of light bulb matters. A poster presented here today at the annual meeting of AAAS (which publishes Science) describes a new study comparing insect traps outfitted with the six major types of commercially available lights, including traditional incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs that emit cold and warm colored light, and the yellow tinted “bug lights” marketed as being less attractive to insects. Over the course of a summer, researchers collected and catalogued 8887 insects and spiders from a neighborhood in Appomattox, Virginia. Although the factors that influence a light’s attractiveness remain mysterious, the study revealed some clear winner and losers. Incandescent bulbs brought in the largest insect haul, averaging about eight per hour. The “bug lights” and warm-colored LEDs were roughly tied for least attractive, at about 4.5. But the bug lights had a downside: They were more enticing than the warm LED to two insect orders that many people consider pesky: Hemiptera, which includes so-called “stink bugs,” and pincer-clad Dermaptera, better known by the heebie-jeebies–inducing name “earwigs.” Caveat emptor.

来源: Science 浏览次数:0

我们欢迎生命科学领域研究成果、行业信息、翻译原创、实验技术、采访约稿。-->投稿

RSS订阅 | 生物帮 | 粤ICP备11050685号-3 ©2011-2014 生物帮 Science  All rights reserved.