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The organization of honeybee ocelli: Regional specializations and rhabdom arrangements

Ribi, Willi A.; Warrant, Eric; Zeil, Jochen


We have re-investigated the organization of ocelli in honeybee workers and drones. Ocellar lenses are divided into a dorsal and a ventral part by a cusp-shaped indentation. The retina is also divided, with a ventral retina looking skywards and a dorsal retina looking at the horizon. The focal plane of lenses lies behind the retina in lateral ocelli, but within the dorsal retina in the median ocellus of both workers and drones. Ventral retinula cells are ca. 25μm long with dense screening...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Arthropod Structure and Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2011.06.004


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