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Author Hori, M.; Shibuya, K.; Sato, M.; Saito, Y. url  doi
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  Title Lethal effects of short-wavelength visible light on insects Type Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Scientific Reports Abbreviated Journal Sci Rep  
  Volume 4 Issue Pages 7383  
  Keywords (up) Animals  
  Abstract We investigated the lethal effects of visible light on insects by using light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The toxic effects of ultraviolet (UV) light, particularly shortwave (i.e., UVB and UVC) light, on organisms are well known. However, the effects of irradiation with visible light remain unclear, although shorter wavelengths are known to be more lethal. Irradiation with visible light is not thought to cause mortality in complex animals including insects. Here, however, we found that irradiation with short-wavelength visible (blue) light killed eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults of Drosophila melanogaster. Blue light was also lethal to mosquitoes and flour beetles, but the effective wavelength at which mortality occurred differed among the insect species. Our findings suggest that highly toxic wavelengths of visible light are species-specific in insects, and that shorter wavelengths are not always more toxic. For some animals, such as insects, blue light is more harmful than UV light.  
  Address Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 981-8555, Japan  
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  ISSN 2045-2322 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes PMID:25488603; PMCID:PMC4260232 Approved no  
  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1090  
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Author Hagen, O.; Santos, R.M.; Schlindwein, M.N.; Viviani, V.R. url  doi
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  Title Artificial Night Lighting Reduces Firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) Occurrence in Sorocaba, Brazil Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Advances in Entomology Abbreviated Journal Ae  
  Volume 03 Issue 01 Pages 24-32  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1097  
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Author van Geffen, K.G.; van Eck, E.; de Boer, R.A.; van Grunsven, R.H.A.; Salis, L.; Berendse, F.; Veenendaal, E.M.; Stewart, A.; Sait, S. url  doi
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  Title Artificial light at night inhibits mating in a Geometrid moth Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Insect Conservation and Diversity Abbreviated Journal Insect Conserv Divers  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1107  
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Author Parkins, K.L.; Elbin, S.B.; Barnes, E. url  doi
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  Title Light, Glass, and Bird--Building Collisions in an Urban Park Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Northeastern Naturalist Abbreviated Journal Northeastern Naturalist  
  Volume 22 Issue 1 Pages 84-94  
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  ISSN 1092-6194 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1114  
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Author Szaz, D.; Horvath, G.; Barta, A.; Robertson, B.A.; Farkas, A.; Egri, A.; Tarjanyi, N.; Racz, G.; Kriska, G. url  doi
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  Title Lamp-Lit Bridges as Dual Light-Traps for the Night-Swarming Mayfly, Ephoron virgo: Interaction of Polarized and Unpolarized Light Pollution Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication PloS one Abbreviated Journal PLoS One  
  Volume 10 Issue 3 Pages e0121194  
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  Abstract Ecological photopollution created by artificial night lighting can alter animal behavior and lead to population declines and biodiversity loss. Polarized light pollution is a second type of photopollution that triggers water-seeking insects to ovisposit on smooth and dark man-made objects, because they simulate the polarization signatures of natural water bodies. We document a case study of the interaction of these two forms of photopollution by conducting observations and experiments near a lamp-lit bridge over the river Danube that attracts mass swarms of the mayfly Ephoron virgo away from the river to oviposit on the asphalt road of the bridge. Millions of mayflies swarmed near bridge-lights for two weeks. We found these swarms to be composed of 99% adult females performing their upstream compensatory flight and were attracted upward toward unpolarized bridge-lamp light, and away from the horizontally polarized light trail of the river. Imaging polarimetry confirmed that the asphalt surface of the bridge was strongly and horizontally polarized, providing a supernormal ovipositional cue to Ephoron virgo, while other parts of the bridge were poor polarizers of lamplight. Collectively, we confirm that Ephoron virgo is independently attracted to both unpolarized and polarized light sources, that both types of photopollution are being produced at the bridge, and that spatial patterns of swarming and oviposition are consistent with evolved behaviors being triggered maladaptively by these two types of light pollution. We suggest solutions to bridge and lighting design that should prevent or mitigate the impacts of such scenarios in the future. The detrimental impacts of such scenarios may extend beyond Ephoron virgo.  
  Address Danube Research Institute, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary; Group for Methodology in Biology Teaching, Biological Institute, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1145  
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