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The Physiology of the Compound Eyes of Insects and Crustaceans


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I. Physical Principles.- II. Dioptrics of the Compound Eye.- Historical Background.- A. The Apposition Image of Limulus.- 1. Function of Oblique Cones.- 2. Function of the Cone Sheath.- 3. The Combined Function of the Cones and Retina.- 4. The Eye of Limulus Compared to Those of Trilobites.- B. The Superposition Image of Lampyris.- 1. Observations on the Fresh Lampyris Eye.- 2. Overview of the Dioptrics of the Lampyris Eye.- 3. Experimental Verification of the Ray Path in the Eye of Lampyris.- 4. Calculation of the Dioptrics of the Lampyris Eye.- C. Catoptric Function of the Cone.- III. The Iris Pigment and its function.- A. Insects.- B. Crustaceans.- IV. The Retinal Image of Various Insects and Crustaceans.- A. Superposition Images.- 1. Beetles.- 2. Lepidopterans.- 3. Crustaceans.- B. Apposition Images.- 1. Insects.- 2. Crustaceans.- C. Bi-Functional Eyes.- V. The Retina, its Pigment and Tapetum.- A. The Tapetum.- B. The Retinal Pigment.- C. The Photomechanical Response of the Retinal Pigment.- VI. Eyes with Non-Uniform Construction.- VII. Short Descriptions of Selected Eyes of Insects and Crustaceans.- A. Insects.- 1. Butterflies.- 2. Moths.- 3. Beetles.- 4. Miscellaneous Insects.- B. Crustaceans.- 1. Macrurans.- 2. Anomurans.- 3. Brachyurans.- 4. Miscellaneous Crustaceans.- VIII. The Eyes of Squilla, Phronima and Copilia.- A. Squilla mantis.- B. Phronima.- C. Copilia.- IX. Accessory Optical Phenomena in Compound Eyes.- A. Eyeshine.- 1. My Own Observations: Insects.- 2. Relative Position of the Corneal Reflection and the Pseudopupil.- 3. Crustaceans.- B. The Phenomenon of the Pseudopupil.- 1. Explanation for the Pseudopupil Phenomenon.- 2. The Principal Pseudopupil.- 3. First Order Accessory Pseudopupils.- X. Vision with Compound Eyes.- A. Resolution of the Retinal Image.- B. Distortions of the Retinal Image.- C. Seeing Movements.- D. Accommodation.- E. Depth Vision.- XI. Some Remarks on the Phylogeny of Compound Eyes Considered from a Functional Viewpoint.- References Cited by Exner.- Plates.- Notes.- Appendix I. Optical Mechanisms in Compound Eyes.- Appendix II. Exner's Species.- References to Notes and Appendices.

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