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Hover fly

Hover fly

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SIMON D. POLLARD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SIMON D. POLLARD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Hoverfly (Syrphus ribesii). As with other insects the fly's compound eye is composed of a large number of individual facets or 'ommatidia'. Each facet sends a signal to the brain, which then constructs a mosaic view of the world.

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