Biology 11 22 Feb 2017

Compound eye:  Using the Animals Without Backbones text (in class only) and other resources (eg. on the web), research the compound eye.

  1. Sketch and label the parts of the compound eye.
  2. In point form, explain (a) how the compound eye functions; (b) the structure of the compound eye (ommatidia: lens, cone, visual cell, pigment cell); (c) arrangement of the ommatidia; (d) image formed (how the image appears to the insect); (e) colour vision; (f) ultraviolet vision.
  3. Record all the sources used.