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Remote monitoring of insect pressure saves time and optimizes use of resources – producing more with less.

iSCOUT® is an insect trap with integrated electronics (camera system, modem, power source with solar panel) and sticky plate.


With the inspiration of helping the farmer to grow his crop in the optimal and most healthy way, Pessl Instruments GmbH, developed an optical high-resolution camera system, together with a computer vision software which is able to recognize insects from the photo.

Optical high-resolution camera system is embedded inside an insect trap, to remotely monitor insect pressure at fields.

We provide different types of traps, to cover a broad spectrum of insect species. All of the photos and data from computer vision software is displayed online, on a FieldClimate web portal.

Time-lapse photos and graph based on collected data

iSCOUT time lapse - day 1

At the beginning – June 21, 2018

iSCOUT time lapse - day 2

In the middle – July 15, 2018

iSCOUT time lapse - day 3

At the end of season – August 25, 2018

iSCOUT time lapse - graph

Data analysis – all collected data

Producing more with less

iSCOUT® is an insect trap with integrated electronics (camera system, modem, power source with solar panel) and sticky plate. It can be hung wherever in the field needed, due to its low weight. In the field, the device is self-sufficient, as it is powered by a solar panel and a battery. 10 MP camera takes high-resolution pictures of the sticky plate within the iSCOUT® trap.

Images are sent via LTE to the FieldClimate platform where they are analyzed with AI (artificial intelligence) software. The results are then visible on web or mobile devices. As a result, we see the photo with rectangles around the target insect, as well as summarized data of the daily count, targets in total and development of insect population during the season. Control is real-time and the collected data can be used for further analysis.

How many stations to install?

How many stations should be installed depends on the size of the field and the target insect. The distribution of insects within a field is often not homogenous – immigrated insects from overwintering sites are often more concentrated on borders whereas insects hatched from soil are clustered within fields, therefore we suggest using multiple traps in large field areas.

If different pests are monitored on the same location, different variations of iSCOUT® can be installed. The iSCOUT® can be used to monitor the first occurrence of pest species on the field site and to implement IPM strategies when needed. It can help us decide when we should start with mass trapping too.


iSCOUT® presentational

iSCOUT® variations


Designed and developed to catch insects with insect specific pheromone lure (codling moth, european grape berry moth, tomato leafminer and many other species). It includes a metal plate on which sticky paper and a pheromone lure can be applied.
Helicoverpa armigera – cotton bollworm caught with the iSCOUT® PHEROMONE


Designed and developed for catching fruit flies (spotted wing drosophila, Mediterranean fruit fly and many other species). Includes 3 mm nettings on entries, so that bigger flies (house flies) and other non targets are not able to enter the trap. Tank for feeding lure and metal plate with sticky paper are included. To catch and monitor bigger flies, nettings can be removed.

iSCOUT Fruit fly
Drosophila suzukii – spotted wing drosophila caught with use of iSCOUT® FRUIT FLY


Designed and developed for catching bugs (marmorated stink bug halyomorpha halys and other species). It includes a metal bottom plate with black pyramid wings and has closed side entries. Once the bug enters the trap from the bottom, it is fixed on the plate.
Halyomorpha halys – brown marmorated stink bug caught with use of iSCOUT® BUG


Designed and developed to monitor sticky traps of different colors. The device comes with a high resolution camera and a holder for a sticky plate.

  • blue: flies, leafminers, …
  • yellow: leafminers, olive fruit fly, western corn rootworm, common pollen beetle, …
  • white: apple sawfly, plum sawfly, plum fruit sawfly, raspberry beetle, …
iSCOUT Color trap
Diabrotica virgifera – western corn rootworm caught with use of iSCOUT® COLOR TRAP

Catchable pests

Number of different insects can be caught by different types of iSCOUT® devices.
Listed below you can see some of the insects that can be caught with iSCOUT®.

  • Adoxophyes orana – summer fruit tortrix
  • Agrotis segetum – turnip moth
  • Amyelois transitella – navel orangeworm
  • Anarsia lineatella – peach twig borer
  • Archips podana – fruit tree tortrix moth
  • Autographa gamma – silver Y moth
  • Cydia funebrana – plum fruit moth
  • Cydia molesta – peach moth
  • Cydia pomonella – codling moth
  • Epiphyas postvittana – light brown apple moth
  • Eupoecilia ambiguella – european grape berry moth
  • Helicoverpa armigera – cotton bollworm/Corn earworm
  • Helicoverpa punctigera – native budworm
  • Lobesia botrana – european grapevine moth
  • Pandemis heparana – apple brown tortrix
  • Phthorimaea operculella – potato tuber moth
  • Plutella xylostella – diamondback moth
  • Spodoptera frugiperda – fall armyworm
  • Tuta absoluta – tomato leafminer

Apple pests

  • Cydia pomonella
  • Quadraspidiotus perniciosus (San Jose Scale)
  • Adoxophyes orana
  • Synanthedon myopaeformis
  • Zeuzera pyrina
  • Pammene rhediella


  • Conotrachelus nenuphar
  • Rhagoletis pomonella
  • Hoplocampa testudinea
  • Hoplocampa flava

Corn pests


  • Mythimna unipuncta
  • Agrotis ipsilon
  • Papaipema nebris
  • Helicoverpa armigera
  • Ostrinia nubilalis
  • Spodoptera frugiperda
  • Hydraecia immanis
  • Euetheola humilis
  • Striacosta albicosta


  • Halyomorpha halys


  • Diabrotica virgifera virgifera
  • Diabrotica undecimpunctata
  • Diabrotica barberi
  • Diabrotica virgifera zea
  • Diabrotica virgifera


  • Popillia japonica
  • Euetheola humili

Grape pests


  • Lobesia botrana
  • Paralobesia viteana
  • Eupoecilia ambiguella
  • Argyrotaenia velutinana


  • Halyomorpha halys


  • Harmonia axyridis
  • Hyalestes obsoletus (ciada, vector for phytoplasma)
  • Scaphoideus titanus (cicada, vector for phytoplasma)


  • Popillia japonica
  • Drosophila suzukii

Insects – Detailed manual

Discover what insects can be caught with which iSCOUT® and pick the version best suited for your needs.
If you cannot find a pest on the list, contact us.

Technical specifications

32 MB + 8 GB (for photos)
Internet connectivity
LTE class 1
GPS receiver
Dimensions of trap housing without control unit
20 cm L x 15.5 cm W x 17 cm H
Weight without control unit
0.93 kg
Battery type
Rechargeable 6V, 12Ah, Operating range: -35 °C to 80 °C
Solar panel dimensions
17.5 x 17.5 cm, 7.2 Volt, 333 mA
10 megapixel camera
Measuring Interval
15 min
Taking photos: selected by the user (1 to max 3 times per day*)
Logging interval
30 min
Taking photos: selected by the user (1 to max 3 times per day*)
Transmission interval
60 min
after photo is taken

*Photo taking and transmission: depending on mobile network type: max 1 photo
per day when using the GPRS connectivity and max 3 photos per day when using
LTE connectivity. On closed traps it should be set at night (between 23:00 – 3:00).

Camera Control unit base with interface to camera devices and opportunity to connect environmental sensors (not included). Following sensors can be connected: Rain gauge, temperature, relative humidity and leaf wetness.

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