Structure of the visual system of the larva of the tiger beetle (Cicindela chinensis)

@article{Toh2004StructureOT,
  title={Structure of the visual system of the larva of the tiger beetle (Cicindela chinensis)},
  author={Yoshihiro Toh and Akiko Mizutani},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={278},
  pages={125-134}
}
The visual system of the larval tiger beetle (Cicindela chinensis) consists of six (two large, two mediumsized, and two small) stemmata on either side of the head, and an underlying neuropil mass. Each stemma exhibits a corneal lens and an underlying rhabdom layer. Retinular cells extend single proximal axons into the neuropil mass. The neuropil mass has a flattened heart-shape, and consists of two juxtaposed identical structures, each being a neuropil complex of each of the two large stemmata… CONTINUE READING
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