Springtail Eyes

Simple eyes of the Springtail, Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni
Image: W.A. Reid*

Springtails are small hexapods that are adapted to a wide diversity of climates. One species, Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni can be found in Antarctica, one of the few hexpods able to survive the extreme cold. Collembola have small heads and little space for eyes. Their eyes are classified as ocelli, simple eyes, not the compound eyes of most insects. Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni eyes are less than 10 microns in diameter, which…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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