PhenoVerius focuses on the sales, service and further development of automated insect detection for plant-related diseases and pests. This is done based on deep learning technology.

Cirillo is PhenoVerius' first automated system. Cirillo provides the opportunity for plant protection product developers and for resistance breeders to count specific growth stages of insects with automated technology.


The system consists of a camera set-up which takes digital images of plant parts affected by insects. The insect population present is classified by means of a neural network based on the developmental stages of the individual insects.

Cirillo is the first system that automatically classifies insects according to the egg, larva and pupa stage of the whitefly. The system enables carrying out large-scale and uniform counts for the development of new (biological) crop protection products and resistant varieties.