50.7 MB (2.7 MB compressed)
4841 x 3662 pixels
40.9 x 31.0 cm ⏐ 16.1 x 12.2 in (300dpi)
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Fly head. Close-up of the head of a fly (order Diptera), showing its large compound eyes (green). Each compound eye is made up of numerous simple eyes called ommatidia. Each ommatidium sends a signal to the fly's brain, which combines the thousands of images to form a mosaic view of the world. The image is not sharp but is excellent at detecting movement.
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