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an eyelike marking (as on the wings of some butterflies)


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3); two or three small eyespots located near lateral margin of each anterolateral propeltidium lobe (Fig.
The nervous system of the larva consists of an anterior apical organ situated below the eyespots that contains a rich complex of serotonin-positive cells (Nakajima et al., 2004: Burke et al., 2006; Byrne et al., 2007).
Its defining feature is a pair of large eyespots that are revealed when the head is tucked in and the dorsum raised giving the impression of a much larger animal.
Some mutant butterflies lost their eyespots, and others had their color spots moved to other places.
Remarks: Cercariae with four penetration gland-cells (two anterior and two lateral to the ventral sucker), 20 flame cells and absent eyespots have been described in the genus Hysteromorpha Lutz, 1931.
demodocus Esper from which it can be distinguished by the characteristic form of the blue and red eyespots on the hindwing as well as the rounded outlines of cream spots on the forewing.
We analyzed participants' responses to the emotional items battery to determine whether individuals exposed to eyespots on the survey welcome screen reported experiencing different emotional levels relative to those who were not exposed to eyespots.
Using eyespots in resplendent hues of blue and yellow as highlights of a 'birdcage-like' form, their design succeeds in combining the flexibility of rattan and firmness of steel and acorn wood.
Carroll and colleagues discovered that a gene called Distal-less is turned on in butterfly wings in places where eyespots later form.
Every peacock has an individual look and his success depends on their distinct colour pattern of these eyespots ZOO and the angle to which they're displayed.
These recall eyespots, ocelli, the markings on insect wings that are supposed to startle predators.
Building on evidence that retinal receptors embodying visual qualia evolved from primitive eyespots responsive to injurious heat at a distance or painful light, the third chapter presents evidence that visually imagined sensations are the subjective qualities of retinal receptors that are corticofugally innervated in warm-blooded animals for the developmental purpose of testing cortically hypothesized sensory-motor rules that have greater survival value than cold-blooded stimulus-response associations.