How aquatic water-beetle larvae with small chambered eyes overcome challenges of hunting under water


A particularly unusual visual system exists in the visually guided aquatic predator, the Sunburst Diving Beetle, Thermonectus marmoratus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). The question arises: how does this peculiar visual system function? A series of experiments suggests that their principal eyes (E1 and E2) are highly specialized for hunting. These eyes are… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-014-0944-9


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