The Fine Structure of Spider Photoreceptors in Relation to Function

@inproceedings{Blest1985TheFS,
  title={The Fine Structure of Spider Photoreceptors in Relation to Function},
  author={A. David Blest},
  year={1985}
}
The eyes of spiders are ocelli, and it is natural to compare their performance with that of compound eyes and of the ocelli of insects. The latter, which are underfocused and usually possess receptor mosaics of indifferent quality (Wilson 1978), are better known than those of arachnids, and have not encouraged workers to examine those of spiders in much detail. Nevertheless, the ocelli of spiders range from the principal eyes of jumping spiders whose sophisticated organisation sustains high… CONTINUE READING

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