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The compound eye of Archichauliodes (Megaloptera)

Walcott, B.; Horridge, George Adrian


The ommatidial structure of Archichauliodes, as shown by electron microscopy, agrees with its systematic position as a primitive endopterygote insect. The eight retinula cells form a long column with distally placed nuclei and proximally located rhabdomeres. In the dark-adapted eye four of the retinula cell bodies reach the cone tip but in the light-adapted eye there is a crystalline tract up to 100 µm long formed by extensions of the cone. Microtubules are abundant in the cells which move on...[Show more]

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Date published: 1971-10-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1971.0081


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