Eyes of insects interesting facts.

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Hello everyone. Welcome to another episode of “Top 10”, where today we will be discussing the incredible and fascinating eyes of insects. 

1) Most insect eyes are compound eyes, consisting of many individual lenses which the insect uses to detect movement and changes in light intensity. 

2) The eye of an insect can detect ultraviolet light, enabling them to see things we can’t visible to our eyes.

3) Some insects are even able to see polarized light, allowing them to identify the position of the sun even when it’s cloudy or hidden.

4) Compared to humans, insects have an immensely better reaction time than ours. Some species can process information within a fraction of a second.

5) Their vision is based on form and motion, meaning they can quickly identify shapes and movements, and will often be able to spot prey from afar. 

6) The eyes of an insect are usually made up of three parts: The cornea, crystalline cone and the retina. 

7) Many species of insects have highly adjustable ommatidia, tiny lenses that adjust automatically depending on light intensity and other environmental conditions. 

8) Some insects also have specialized apposition eyes, enabling them to focus on objects even when they’re close. 

9) The eyes of certain species of insects can work together and coordinate to enable binocular vision – allowing them to provide information about depth-perception and distances.

10) Finally, each eye is composed of over 6,000 separate lenses, giving the insect’s eye an incredibly sharp resolution and unparalleled sensitivity to movement. 

So there you have it – our top 10 list of facts about the incredible eye of insects! We hope you enjoyed today’s episode, and are now more aware of how amazing these creatures really are. Until next time – goodbye!

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