An advanced, modern system for photographing, recognising and monitoring insects in a fully automated way.
Photography and identification
Hi-tech monitoring of biodiversity
Autonomous and intelligent system
Day and night, 7 days a week, in the Netherlands
The system consists of an intelligent camera (with screen) placed outside in the field. Photos are transferred to a central server via a data connection. There the photos are analysed.
Works everywhere, including the rest of the world
So far, the camera has been used for detecting flying insects, but it can also be used for crawling insects and other invertebrates.
Trends of insect species & populations
The ultimate goal is to monitor the numbers and biomass of different types of insects in order to identify and understand the trends in insect decline.
6 participating provinces in 2021
Cameras in 2021
Number of insect species in the Netherlands
Autonomous data collection
at all locations
Species, numbers and
Monitoring and trends
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