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Lethal effects of blue light on insects

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We revealed the strong lethal effect of short-wavelength visible light (blue light: 400–500 nm) on insects. That is, we found that blue light irradiation by using a common light-emitting diode (LED) can kill the eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults of various orders of insects. Our findings will provide clean and safe pest-control technique as well as important information on the hazards of exposure to visible light.

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Graduate School of Agricultural Science

HORI, Masatoshi , Associate Professor
Doctor of Philosophy

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Hori, M., K. Shibuya, M. Sato and Y. Saito, Lethal effects of short-wavelength visible light on insects. Scientific Reports 4: 7383 (2014).
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