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Eye consisting of a single ocellus. Such eyes are found in adult insects, and in the larvae of hemimetabolous insects. Usually there are three, arranged triangularly on the head. Simple eyes are not thought to be involved in the formation of images, but act only as monitors of the level of light intensity.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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