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Moth eye lens, SEM

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Moth eye lens, SEM

Moth eye. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a lens in a compound eye from a moth (order Lepidoptera). Compound eyes are made up of many of these lenses called ommatidia. A compound eye is not very good at distinguishing detail, but it does allow for the detection of tiny movements. Magnification unknown

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Compound Facet Facets Insecta Lepidoptera Moth Ommatidia Ommatidium Structural Vision Visual


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This print showcases the intricate beauty of a moth's compound eye, captured through a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The lens, depicted in vibrant colors, is part of an ommatidium - one of many lenses that make up the compound eye. Moths belong to the order Lepidoptera and possess these remarkable eyes which are not particularly adept at discerning fine details but excel at detecting minuscule movements. The image offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of nature's visual anatomy. It highlights the structural complexity and precision found in this small yet vital organ. With its multitude of facets known as ommatidia, each acting as an individual lens, this compound eye enables moths to navigate their surroundings with astonishing accuracy. As we delve into zoology and explore wild creatures like moths, we discover how they have evolved unique adaptations for survival. This SEM photograph provides us with insight into an often overlooked aspect of insect life: their extraordinary vision. Through this visually striking composition by Science Photo Library, we are reminded once again of the wonders that exist within our natural world – from the tiniest insects to grand landscapes. Let it serve as a reminder to appreciate both the beauty and complexity found in even the smallest corners of our planet.

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