International Journal of Zoology Studies

International Journal of Zoology Studies


International Journal of Zoology Studies
International Journal of Zoology Studies
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2018)

A study on the sensitivity of insects to different colours of light


Chitra

The study was conducted to assess the influence of different lights in insect attraction. The experiments were carried out from April to July 2014, at night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Insect light traps with Incandescent bulb, Compact fluorescent lamp, green, blue and red light bulbs of 25 watts were used for attracting the insects. From the same location four monthly sampling was carried out for each set of experiments. Seventy five species of insects belonging to nine orders (Neuroptera, Hemiptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, Ephimeroptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Isoptera and Orthoptera) were identified and their variations were recorded. The results indicate that the light emitted by Incandescent bulb is more effective in insect attraction but the species richness was found more in blue light.
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Chitra. A study on the sensitivity of insects to different colours of light. International Journal of Zoology Studies, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2018, Pages 38-41
International Journal of Zoology Studies