An Ocellar Dorsal Light Response in a Dragonfly

@inproceedings{Stange2005AnOD,
  title={An Ocellar Dorsal Light Response in a Dragonfly},
  author={Gert Stange and Jonathon Howard},
  year={2005}
}
One of the functional roles suggested for the insect ocelli is their involvement in flight behaviour such as the maintenance of stability by monitoring movements of the animal relative to the horizon (Hesse, 1908). In a recent study on second order ocellar neurones in locusts, Wilson (1978) concluded from physiological and anatomical considerations that this system is ideally suited 'to detect rapid movements of the whole visual field which represent instability in flight'. In fact, indirect… CONTINUE READING

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