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Three-dimensional visualization of ocellar interneurons of the orchid bee Euglossa imperialis using micro X-ray computed tomography

Ribi, Willi A.; Zeil, Jochen


We used contrast-optimized micro X-ray computed tomography (mCT) to trace the profiles of the full complement of large ocellar L-neurons in the male orchid bee Euglossa imperialis. We find that most L-neurons collect information from either the dorsal or the ventral retinae in both median and lateral ocelli, with only three neurons associated with the median ocellus having dendritic branches in both dorsal and ventral retina. In the median ocellus, we find also L-neurons that either collect...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Comparative Neurology
DOI: 10.1002/cne.24260


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