Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Ommatidium

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2201
Single eye in the compound eyes of  Arthropoda (Fig. 1).
Ommatidium, Fig. 1

Scanning electron micrograph of the head of a male of the black fly genus Simulium. The males have two differently sized ommatidia in their compound eyes

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Authors and Affiliations

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