Image of the Day

Color-coded by depth, this confocal image stack shows the lenses, retina, and optic nerves of a Daddy long-legs (Phalangium opilio).

Nov 21, 2012
The Scientist Staff

Igor Siwanowicz, 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®

Correction: The caption for this image originally indicated that Phalangium opilio are spiders, which is incorrect. Although they belong to the class Arachnida, they belong to the order of Opilionos and are therefore not spiders. The Scientist regrets the error.