Image of the Day: Fly Eyes

The robber fly (Holcocephala fusca) has a highly sensitive visual system, which can detect prey up to 100 body lengths away.

The Scientist Staff
Mar 9, 2017

3D image of a Holcocephala head, as seen under a 2-photon microscopeTREVOR WARDILL

(See T.J. Wardill et al., “A novel interception strategy in a miniature robber fly with extreme visual acuity,” Current Biology, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.01.050, 2017.)