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Dragonfly wireless

October 21, 2005

Tiny wireless transmitter tracking dragonfly migration

National Geographic News published an interesting tidbit on the use of miniscule radio tags to track dragonflies.

As they note in the story:

The transmitters—which weigh 0.01 ounce (0.3 gram) and are about 0.4 inch (1 centimeter) long—are glued to the insects’ undersides. A single wire antenna runs the length of the abdomen, and a tiny battery powers the device for up to a week.

That’s one tiny tag! I’m going to have to Google this and see if I can turn up more about the tech being used. It makes me wonder how far we are from tiny dragonfly migration tracking video cams…


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  1. And did you happen to notice the name of the article’s author?

  2. Appropriate, I wonder if it’s a nom de plume? 🙂

    BTW, thanks for the link from your Community post.

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