An optical adventure in sexual deception

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Bioreplication, the direct replication of a biological structure to copy at least one of its functionalities, is a newly emerging concept within the ambit of engineered biomimicry. An industrially scalable bioreplication process with nanoscale fidelity has been devised and improved to produce visual decoys of an invasive insect species. The decoys are very successful in luring males of the species towards attempted copulation followed by electrocution, thereby disrupting the reproduction cycle and providing forestry managers a tool to limit the spread of the invasive species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFundamental and Applied Nano-Electromagnetics
EditorsAntonio Maffucci, Sergey A. Maksimenko
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789401774888
StatePublished - 2016
EventWorkshop on Fundamental and Applied Nanoelectromagnetics, 2015 - Minsk, Belarus
Duration: May 25 2015May 27 2015

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
ISSN (Print)1874-6500


OtherWorkshop on Fundamental and Applied Nanoelectromagnetics, 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'An optical adventure in sexual deception'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this