Aphids use fluorescence to avoid dangerous bacteria

Do organisms use fluorescence to help them through their daily lives? This is a question that is often asked when fluorescence is observed in nature. A recent paper demonstrates that pea aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum) avoid feeding on leaves when virulent bacteria are present.

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Entomology – ESA Conference 2017, Denver

NIGHTSEA exhibited at the 2017 Entomology Society of America conference in Denver.

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Insect Fluorescence in the Wild

A fun evening jaunt to search for fluorescing insects in Ocala National Forest, Florida.

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Grasshopper fluorescence photobomb

Grasshopper photobombing a fluorescence shoot.

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