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Form vision in the insect dorsal ocelli: An anatomical and optical analysis of the Locust Ocelli

Berry, Richard; Warrant, Eric; Stange, Gert


The dorsal ocelli are commonly considered to be incapable of form vision, primarily due to underfocused dioptrics. We investigate the extent to which this is true of the ocelli of the locust Locusta migratoria. Locust ocelli contain thick lenses with a pronounced concavity on the inner surface, and a deep clear zone separating retina and lens. In agreement with previous research, locust ocellar lenses were found to be decidedly underfocused with respect to the retina. Nevertheless, the image...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Vision Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2007.01.020


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