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  • Zoology


An ocellus is the simple eye of adult insects (and some larvae) that allows them to capture variations in brightness. A certain number of insect species have one to three ocelli - most often three, placed in a triangle on the head - including Diptera, Hymenoptera, Odonata, Raphidioptera... An ocellus may also be a patch in the shape of an eye on the wings of insects, bird feathers, mammal fur...

Ocellus Ocellus

Ocellus - 1 Photo


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