Entomology and Pest Management

 Macropod Imaging

Last Updated: July 26, 2018

The Macropod is a macro imaging device that can be carried in a backpack and set up in the field for ultra-high resolution photography of insect vectors with rapid posting to the internet for species identification and dissemination to deployed soldiers.  The Macropod was designed and developed here at the Entomological Sciences Program in the Environmental Health Engineering Portfolio at the U.S. Army Institute of Public Health.  The patent has been applied for through the U.S. Army Medical Research Material Command.

The following are included in this collection of Macro-images - Arthropods of Medical Significance (10MB):


        Aedes aegypti

       Aedes albopictus

       Aedes vexans

       Lone star tick - Amblyomma americanum

       Anopheles punctipennis

       Anopheles stephensi

       Bed-bug - Cimex lectularius

       American dog tick - Dermacentor variabilis


Blacklegged tick (a.k.a. deer tick) - Ixodes scapularis

Psorophora ferox

Brown dog tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus

Sandfly - Phlebotomus papatasi

Stinkbug - Halyomorpha halys

Tabanus species

Toxorhynchites rutilus

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