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Insects which turn and look

Horridge, George Adrian


The compound eyes of insects and crustaceans are not uniform: regions which look in different directions become specialized for different functions. Some regions have larger facets and smaller angles between adjacent visual axes. Larger facets allow greater resolution for individual ommatidia of the eye; smaller angles between their axes allow a greater density of sampling stations. Many insects have one or more foveas, together with specialized visual habits, but even without a fovea,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1977
Type: Journal article
Source: Endeavour
DOI: 10.1016/0160-9327(77)90004-7


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