Figures 4.10

Details of the compound eye:
Figures 4.10. Details of the compound eye:

(a) a cutaway view showing the arrangement of the ommatidia and the facets; (b) a single ommatidium with an enlargement of a transverse section. (After CSIRO 1970; Rossel 1989)

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  The flash patterns of males of a number of Photinus firefly species (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), each of which generates a distinctive pattern of signals in order to elicit a response from their conspecific females.