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Mosquito compound eye, SEM

Mosquito compound eye, SEM

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2921 x 3610 pixels

24.6 x 30.5 cm ⏐ 9.7 x 12.0 in (300dpi)

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SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Mosquito compound eye. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a compound eye from a mosquito (family Culicidae). Compound eyes are made up of many lenses called ommatidia (the round units). A compound eye is not very good at distinguishing detail, but it does allow small movements to be detected. Magnification unknown.

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