Thread subject: :: hairy/bare eyes in Diptera

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 22-10-2018 18:30

Iain and John, thank you for your reactions.
1. I delaied with reply reading pdf: "Insects have hairy eyes that reduce particle deposition, Amador_et_al, 2015" Alas, not very informative paper.
2. Looking at Muscidae family, thermal protection may has sense: hairy eyes are typical for such a cold-resistan genera as Thricops, Drymea, Phaonia. But there are contrexamples as well^ in Hydrotaea irritans group eyes are hairy only in southern H. penicillata.