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The Optical Sensitivity Of Compound Eyes - Theory And Experiment Compared

October 09, 2017

The Land sensitivity equation is a well known tool for comparing optical performance between eyes.

Despite this, the equation has never been experimentally tested. Here we present the first experimental validation of the equation. We have experimentally tested the equation for insect species active at different intensities, and possessing different types of compound eyes.

We conclude that the Land equation remains an excellent tool for comparing sensitivities between different eyes.

Royal Society journal Biology Letters

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Biology Letters