Compound Eye of a Horsefly

July 11, 2008:

I was very astonished when I was working and suddenly a horsefly fell upon my workbench.
The animal was about 3.5 cms in length. It was a very hot day, and the “flying fellow” had obviously lost his way, landed up in the workshop and could not find the way out. Well, the animal was lying there without moving, and the sunlight caused nice diffraction colours in its big compound eyes.

Author: Michael Großmann, Kämpfelbach, Germany

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Posted on May 27, 2011, in miscellaneous phenomena, observations and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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