Hoverfly eyes, SEM

  • Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen
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Hoverfly eyes, SEM. Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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False-coloured scanning electron micrograph of a close up view of the eyes in a hoverfly. Two compound eyes (for accurate perception of movement) and three simple eyes arranged in a triangle at the top of the head (ocelli; top centre of image) are visible. Hoverflies belong to the family Syrphidae and have one pair of wings. Width of image is 2 mm.

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