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Visible spectral distribution of shadows explains why blue targets with a high reflectivity at 460 nm are attractive to tsetse flies

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, September 2013
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Title
Visible spectral distribution of shadows explains why blue targets with a high reflectivity at 460 nm are attractive to tsetse flies
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-6-285
Pubmed ID
Authors

Dietmar Steverding

Abstract

Tsetse flies are known to be attracted by blue fabrics with a high reflectivity at 460 nm. As the visible spectral distribution of shadows has a maximum at around 460 nm it is suggested that the response to blue is due to the search of tsetse flies for shadows to seek for potential hosts, resting sites or cover.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 5%
Sudan 1 5%
Unknown 19 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 24%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Student > Master 3 14%
Researcher 3 14%
Professor 2 10%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 67%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 5%
Environmental Science 1 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 October 2020.
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#6,014,593
of 19,172,905 outputs
Outputs from Parasites & Vectors
#1,444
of 4,893 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#56,205
of 180,505 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Parasites & Vectors
#1
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