SEM micrographs of the compound eye
of 3 Bactrocera species showing the shapes of the ommatidia (square and hexagonal), central region (A, C, E) and dorsal region (B, D, F).
Set in Haven, a fictional Taiwanese coastal town, The Man with the Compound Eyes
is an apocalyptic novel about the transnational solidarity between Alice, a local literature professor, and Atile'i, an outcast washed ashore from a shipwreck.
The ancestral eye then evolved into the various camera-type eyes (probably independently) and various compound eyes
They have 2 large compound eyes
as well as 3 smaller eyes called ocelli which can detect changes in light and dark.
Measurements and abbreviations include: F1--F12, first and subsequent flagellomeres; POL, post-ocellar distance, which is the distance between the inner margins of the posterior ocelli; OOL, ocular-ocellar distance, which is the shortest distance between the inner margin of the compound eye
and the outer edge of the posterior ocellus; LOL, lateral--frontal ocellar distance, which is the distance between the edges of the lateral and frontal ocelli.
A new humanmade version of an insect's compound eye
could perform like the real thing.
About two years ago, Aizenberg and her colleagues made the surprising discovery that thousands of calcite crystals spread throughout the exoskeletons of brittlestars, starfish-like marine invertebrates, collectively form an unusual kind of compound eye
for the animals.
This work will aid those researching the benefits of non-traditional imaging systems, similar to the compound eye
found in insects.
We argue that the entire adult sea urchin can act as a huge compound eye
, and that the shadow that is cast by the animal's opaque skeleton over the light-sensitive cells can give it directional vision," Dupont stated.
A wide brim along the top edge of each compound eye
blocked light from above, thereby reducing glare.
Scientists from Lucent Technologies' (NYSE:LU) Bell Labs have discovered that chalk-like calcite crystals in the skeletons of marine creatures known as brittlestars have a remarkable dual function, acting as armor as well as optical receptors for an all-seeing compound eye
vision," which occurs in some insects.
Scientists from Lucent Technologies' (NYSE: LU) Bell Labs have discovered that chalk-like calcite crystals in the skeletons of marine creatures known as brittlestars have a remarkable dual function, acting as armor as well as optical receptors for an all-seeing compound eye
Head brown, occiput with dark yellow scales; antenna almost as long as forewing, basal half black, apical half whitish yellow, with white fringe scales; labial palpus long, second segment yellowish brown, third segment brown; compound eye
surrounded by yellowish brown scales.
Such optical equipment could allow each lens of the parasite's eye to see what the researchers call a chunk of an image instead of just the pinpoint processed by the facet of a typical compound eye