Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Ocellus

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2178

Latin: ocellus = small eye.

This term describes small single-lense eyes at the front of the head of insects or at the anterior body front of spiders.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany