Extreme Spectral Richness in the Eye of the Common Bluebottle Butterfly, Graphium sarpedon

@article{Chen2016ExtremeSR,
  title={Extreme Spectral Richness in the Eye of the Common Bluebottle Butterfly, Graphium sarpedon},
  author={Pei-ju Chen and Hiroko Awata and A. Matsushita and E. Yang and K. Arikawa},
  journal={Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={4}
}
Butterfly eyes are furnished with a variety of photoreceptors of different spectral sensitivities often in species-specific manner. [...] Key Method Here we investigated the structure and function of the eye of the common bluebottle butterfly (Graphium sarpedon), using electrophysiological, anatomical and molecular approaches. Intracellular electrophysiology revealed that the eye contains photoreceptors of fifteen distinct spectral sensitivities. These can be divided into six spectral receptor classes…Expand
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