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The superposition eye of skipper butterflies

Horridge, George Adrian; Giddings, C.; Stange, G.

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1. The anatomy of the eye is described in seven representative genera of Australian Hesperioidea. Between the crystalline cones and the long rhabdom is a wide clear zone crossed by narrow extensions of the retinula cells. The distal pigment remains between the cones even in daylight. 2. No evidence of functional light guides crossing the clear zone could be found. 3. A real erect image is formed on the receptor layer. The acuity and origin of this image were investigated by several methods. 4....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1972-12-05
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/171660
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1972.0088

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