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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford [Eng.] .
Written in English


  • Compound eye -- Congresses.,
  • Insects -- Physiology -- Congresses.,
  • Vision -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by G. A. Horridge.
ContributionsHorridge, G. Adrian.
LC ClassificationsQL495 .C63
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 595 p. :
Number of Pages595
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5248629M
ISBN 100198573758
LC Control Number75320935

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Home; This edition; , English, Book, Illustrated edition: The Compound eye and vision of insects / edited by G. A. Horridge. International Congress of Entomology The Compound Vision and Morphology of the Eye in Insects Download PDF. Published: 12 March The Compound Vision and Morphology of the Eye in Insects   Visual Systems. (Book Reviews: The Compound Eye and Vision of Insects. Papers from a symposium, Canberra, Australia, Aug. ) H/abstract. Schematic drawing of compound eyes (Modified after Nilsson, ) with (A) apposition optics and (B) superposition optics. In eyes operating with apposition optics light entering the eye through

The spatial resolution of compound eyes is determined by their interommatidial angles, by the optical quality and rhabdom dimensions of the ommatidia, and by illumination level. Among insects, interommatidial angles vary from tens of degrees in Apterygota, to as little as ° in ://?language=en. Compound eyes that are found in arthropods are basically like an array of tiny eyes you and I are used to. Each little "eye" is armed with its own lens, cornea, and photoreceptor cells. The vision Hymenopteran insects such as ants, bees and wasps have apposition compound eyes, an eye design that – in contrast to the optical superposition eye design of most night-active insects (e.g. Nilsson, , ) – typically limits vision to bright daylight conditions because each photoreceptor receives light through one small facet lens only (Greiner, ; Schwarz et al., ; Warrant et The Compound Eye Among compound-eye insects, though, the majority are bichromatic. This means they have just two types of color pigment receptors, and, as a result, they are not so good at

Get this from a library! On the compound vision and the morphology of the eye in insects. [B Thompson Lowne] In recent years the compound eye of insects in particular has become a valuable tool for studying basic principles in vision and their neuronal implementation in the living organism. Several comprehensive reviews of this subject have been published recently, in particular in the three volumes of the Handbook of Sensory Physiology (Autrum, The insect compound eye is advanced structure because the number of ommatidia in insect eyes increases giving the eye sharpness of vision. Also the distance of vision increases in predatory insects and fast flying insects. The Insect Ocelli. Ocelli are simple eyes, more or less similar to the simple eyes of arachnids and provide the eye with Field vision Field View: •Insect with well-developed compound eyes have an extensive field view. •Example in Periplaneta has vision through , has binocular vision in front and behind the head. Distance Perception: •Insects are able to judge distance with cosiderable accuracy, as in case of grasshopper and ://