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Diversity and common themes in the organization of ocelli in Hymenoptera, Odonata and Diptera

Ribi, Willi A.; Zeil, Jochen


We show in a comparative analysis that distinct retinal specializations in insect ocelli are much more common than previously realized and that the rhabdom organization of ocellar photoreceptors is extremely diverse. Hymenoptera, Odonata and Diptera show prominent equatorial fovea-like indentations of the ocellar retinae, where distal receptor endings are furthest removed from the lens surface and receptor densities are highest. In contrast, rhabdomere arrangements are very diverse across...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-018-1258-0


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