Sexual dimorphism and light/dark adaptation in the compound eyes of male and female Acentria ephemerella (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae)

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Lau, Ting Fan Stanley; Gross, Elisabeth; Meyer-Rochow, Victor Benno;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.14411/eje.2007.066
  • Subject: vision | retina | Pyraloidea | compound eye | photoreception | polarization sensitivity | Crambidae | sexual dimorphism | dark/light adaptation
    • ddc: ddc:570
    mesheuropmc: genetic structures | sense organs

In the highly sexual-dimorphic nocturnal moth, Acentria ephemerella Denis & Schiffermüller 1775, the aquatic and wingless female possesses a refracting superposition eye, whose gross structural organization agrees with that of the fully-winged male. The possession of an... View more
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