Thread subject: :: hairy/bare eyes in Diptera

Posted by John Carr on 22-10-2018 14:24

Iain MacGowan wrote:
Hi Nikita
In Lonchaeidae hairy eyes are most commonly found in species which fly early in the spring or are montane or boreal so I guess the advantage is in providing some thermal protection

In Chironomidae, Drosophilidae, and Tachinidae I have not noticed a correlation between temperature and eye hair.