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Pigment movement and the crystalline threads of the firefly eye

Horridge, George Adrian


The compound eye of the firefly is the one outstanding example which shows evidence of an image which is formed by the combination of rays that have entered by several facets. The original account by Exner1 includes a description and photograph of the erect image that can be found behind the cleaned cornea of the firefly Lampyris. This image has been confirmed by others2 and a theoretical explanation of it supposes that an inverted first image is formed within each corneal cone by the curvature...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1968-05-25
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/218778a0


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