The eyes of Macrosoma sp. (Lepidoptera: Hedyloidea): a nocturnal butterfly with superposition optics.

@article{Yack2007TheEO,
  title={The eyes of Macrosoma sp. (Lepidoptera: Hedyloidea): a nocturnal butterfly with superposition optics.},
  author={Jayne E Yack and Stephanie E Johnson and Sarah G Brown and Eric J Warrant},
  journal={Arthropod structure & development},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={11-22}
}
The visual system of nocturnal Hedyloidea butterflies was investigated for the first time, using light and electron microscopy. This study was undertaken to determine whether hedylids possess the classic superposition eye design characteristic of most moths, or apposition eyes of true butterflies (Papilionoidea), and, to gain insights into the sensory ecology of the Hedyloidea. We show that Macrosoma heliconiaria possesses a superposition-type visual mechanism, characterized by long cylindrical… CONTINUE READING

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