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Novel devices and methods of capturing, controlling and preventing infestation of insects using microfabricated surfaces are provided. In particular, a mechanism of insect capture inspired by the microstructures of the leaf surfaces of plants and the key features of those surfaces with respect to the capture and control of pests have been determined and engineered into a variety of microfabricated surfaces capable of reproducing the effectiveness of these physical capture methods.
The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, CA (US), The University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Loudon, Catherine; Corn, Robert; Szyndler, Megan; Haynes, Kenneth F.; and Potter, Michael F., "Microfabricated Sufaces for the Physical Capture of Insects" (2016). Entomology Faculty Patents. 7.