Fly compound eye, SEM

Fly compound eye, SEM

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Caption: Fly compound eye. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of numerous lenses making up the surface of a compound eye from a hover fly (family Syrphidae). These lenses are called ommatidia. A compound eye is not very good at distinguishing detail, but it does enable the detection of tiny movements.

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Keywords: animal, biological, biology, coloured, compound eye, diptera, entomology, false-colour, false-coloured, fauna, fly, hover fly, insect, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, ommatidia, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, sight, syrphidae, vision, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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