SENSORY ORGANS: VIEW OF OWLS

As many of you know, the sight of owls is particularly developed. The development of their vision system, however, is different from the diurnal birds of prey. In the latter, the view is developed towards a higher definition of images, thanks to a high concentration of cones in their fovea…

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GLI INSETTI

Fotografia: Sirfidi (Syrphidae, Latreille 1802) Gli Insetti appartengono al grande phylum animale degli Artropodi, tale nome fa riferimento al fatto che essi possiedono arti segmentati. Gli Artropodi comprendono anche gli Aracnidi, i Crostacei e i Miriapodi. Gli Insetti sono il gruppo di animali di gran lunga più numeroso, attualmente se ne conoscono oltre…

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CROCODILE TEARS

The tale originates from the myth that crocodiles pour tears of repentance after killing their prey or after they have eaten them up. There are several variants of this myth; often the belief is referring specifically to the case of crocodiles devour human prey, but in some cases it is…

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INSIDE AN INSECT EYE

The eye of Insects is of two types: simple eyes or ocelli and compound eyes. Typically, the two types coexist, but one, the other or both may be lacking. The ocelli are divided into dorsal and lateral ocelli. The former normally coexist with the compound eyes and are three in…

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