[Needs loudspeaker/headphones. Increase the loudness of your audio]. Setting up the e-funnel trap. The trap is configured to reject the two first large lepidoptera Helicoverpa (Heliothis) armigera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae ) while detecting and counting the other two small ones (Plodia interpunctella).
[Needs loudspeaker/headphones. Increase the loudness of your audio]. The TreeVibe is attached to a piece of trunk of a mulberry infested with Xylotrechus chinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae - Tiger longicorn beetle), an Asian woodborer. We lead the recording of the trunk’s internal vibrations to the loudspeakers through the line-out jack of the device so that one listens what happens inside the trunk. Listen to the cracking of fibers as the insect eats and digs its channel out. We know that it is the targeted pest as many X. chinensis have emerged from the trunk and have been identified.
The Woodoscope is a probe that does not penetrate the wooden surface (i.e. is not invasive). It is ideal for assessing the value of timber. It is a plug and play cable that connects to the USB input of a laptop or to micro-USB input of a mobile phone. It is like a stethoscope but for wooden structures that cannot be drilled (timber, wooden floors, furniture, wooden structures). In this video, the Woodoscope’s sensor rests on the surface of a mulberry infested with the woodboring insect named Xylotrechus chinensis. The laptop in the background analyzes in real time the recording. Notice in the laptop’s screen the impulses originating from the cracking of fibers as the borer moves, eats, and digs. The recording and analysis can be also carried out by one’s mobile phone (either by using an app or just by recording through the mobile’s mini-USB or USB-type C gate).
[Needs loudspeaker/headphones. Increase the loudness of your audio]. The TreeVibe is attached to a mulberry located in an alley in an urban environment. Listen to the cracking of fibers as the insects eat and dig their channels out.