"It’s A Moth, It’s A Drone, It’s ‘Smellicopter’"

"Meet the Pacific Northwest-built machine that uses live insect antennae to sniff out disasters"

"Melanie Anderson pulls aside a small curtain in a dark closet. A dim red bulb is the only light.

“This might take a while because I want to grab male moths,” she says, reaching into the cage behind the curtain.

She pulls out a mottled brown Manduca sexta, sometimes called the Carolina sphinx moth. It’s big — larger than her palm."

Jes Burns reports for Oregon Public Broadcasting June 8, 2022.

Source: OPB, 06/09/2022