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NanoTags for Insects

The latest NanoTag development is the NanoPin, weighing 0.13g. Numerous insects can now be monitored with NanoTags. Available as digitally coded tags for the continental MOTUS array and as traditional beeper tags for local movement studies. Attachment possible with glue or thread. The first ever Asian Giant Hornet nest discovered in North America was located using NanoPins. What are you going to track? Bumblebees, beetles, dragonflies, butterflies?  Contact us to discuss the possibilities.


  • Choose the signal interval that optimizes life for your study.
  • Request an antenna length that best suits your species and necessary detection range
  • Digitally coded or traditional beeper: With digitally coded tags, all insects can be autonomously monitored simultaneously to study attendance or passage at a specific location or to study migratory movements via the continental MOTUS array. With traditional beeper tags, insects can be tracked individually to find nests, feeding sites, etc.
  • Product Applications

    Nest detection: find where insects breed to enable appropriate management.
    Feeding areas: locate where insects are obtaining nutrition and identify which species are fed upon.
    Migration: learn regional and continental migratory pathways and timing.
    Attraction/Deterrent efficacy: evaluate how likely insects are to visit or avoid human designed features such as attraction pheromones or ultrasonic deterrents.
    Disease transmission: understand movement patterns and thus potential disease routes and timing. These are just some examples of information NanoPins can provide.

  • Product Specifications

    Model NanoPin Feather [2] NanoPin Standard NanoPin HD [3]
    Weight in air [1] (g) 0.13 0.15 0.17
    Size (LxHxW) (mm) 11 x 3 x 3 11 x 3 x 3 12 x 4 x 4
    Life as Beeper (days) 7 @ 12ms/30ppm 7 @ 12ms/30ppm 7 @ 12ms/30ppm
    Life as Digitally Coded (days)
      3s interval 12 12 12
      9s interval 19 19 19
      13s interval 24 24 24
      29s interval 29 29 29

    1. Weight estimates are given with an 8cm fine antenna. Weight estimates are +/-5%
    2. Our feather-light version offers a dust proof coating, but no structural strength. Only for use in dry conditions.
    3. HD version is suitable for tags that will experience wet conditions or abrasion in damp environments.

    Features and specifications subject to change without notice.


    Technical specifications:
    Frequency range: 138MHz to 174MHz
    Operating temperature: 0˚C – +35˚C

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