30,000 Facets Give Dragonflies A Different Perspective: The Big Compound Eye In The Sky

Male Yellow-winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum), side view. (Credit: Andrรฉ Karwath / CC BY-SA 2.5)
A close look at a dragonflyโ€™s compound eyes. (Credit: Dustin Iskandar / CC BY 2.0)
These different opsins have very specific arrangements within each ommatidia.

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