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The optomotor response and spatial resolution in the visual system of male Xenos vesparum (Strepsiptera).

Pix, Waltraud; Zanker, Johannes; Zeil, Jochen


The Strepsiptera are an enigmatic group of parasitic insects whose phylogenetic relationships are hotly debated. Male Strepsiptera have very unusual compound eyes, in which each of a small number of ommatidia possesses a retina of at least 60 retinula cells. We analysed the optomotor response of Xenos vesparum males to determine whether spatial resolution in these eyes is limited by the interommatidial angle or by the higher resolution potentially provided by the extended array of retinula...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology


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