The unusual visual system of the Strepsiptera: external eye and neuropils

@article{Buschbeck2003TheUV,
  title={The unusual visual system of the Strepsiptera: external eye and neuropils},
  author={Elke K Buschbeck and Birgit Ehmer and Ronald R. Hoy},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2003},
  volume={189},
  pages={617-630}
}
Adult males of the insect order Strepsiptera are characterized by an unusual visual system that may use design principles from compound as well as simple eyes. The lenses of this eye are unusually large and focus images onto extended retinae. The light-gathering ability of the lens is sufficient to resolve multiple points of an image in each optical unit. We regard each unit as an independent image-forming eye that contributes an inverted partial image. Each partial image is re-inverted by… CONTINUE READING

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