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The compound eye of insects

Horridge, George Adrian


Insects are legion; some are active only in bright sunlight. some in both sunlight and shade. some only at twilight. Some, such as the common housefly, travel at high speed and make rapid turns. Others, such as the dragonfly, alternately fly straight, maneuver and hover. Still others, such as the praying mantis, remain motionless for hours at a time. All these insects rely for their survival on vision. and all of them perceive the world through many-faceted compound eyes, yet their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1977-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific American
DOI: 10.2307/24954051


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