Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) vision: Spectral sensitivity and other perceptual parameters of the female eye

Muir, L. E., Thorne, M. J. and Kay, B. H. (1992) Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) vision: Spectral sensitivity and other perceptual parameters of the female eye. Journal of Medical Entomology, 29 2: 278-281.

Author Muir, L. E.
Thorne, M. J.
Kay, B. H.
Title Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) vision: Spectral sensitivity and other perceptual parameters of the female eye
Journal name Journal of Medical Entomology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-2585
Publication date 1992-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 29
Issue 2
Start page 278
End page 281
Total pages 4
Place of publication Lanham, MD, United States
Publisher Entomological Society of America
Language eng
Formatted abstract From measurements of the mean ommatidial diameter (17.2 microns) and mean interommatidial angle (6.2 degrees) of the eye of female Ae. aegypti (L.), a minimum resolvable angle of 12.3 degrees and an eye parameter of 1.6 microns were calculated. The eye had relatively poor acuity but high overall sensitivity to light. Electroretinographs revealed spectral sensitivity ranging from ultraviolet (323 nm) to orange-red (621 nm), with sensitivity peaks in the ultraviolet (lambda max323-345 nm) and green (lambda max523 nm) wavelengths. The retina is capable of some wavelength discrimination.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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