Ocellus

Ocellus of honey bee

Ocellus of honey bee. After Snodgrass (1956, fig. 98g) [1].

Abbreviations:
a - interstitial cells
Ct - cuticle
Epd - epidermis
Ir - iris cells
Ln - lens
Nv - nerve
Pg - pigment
Ret - retina
VB - vitreus body

The ocelli can be used by bees to detect light intensity during dawn and dusk [2].
See also [3]

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