apposition eye

apposition eye

[‚ap·ə′zish·ən ‚ī]
(invertebrate zoology)
A compound eye found in diurnal insects and crustaceans in which each ommatidium focuses on a small part of the whole field of light, producing a mosaic image.
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and Juberthie-Jupeau, 1972; Alvinocaris markensis: Chamberlain, 2000); or in which juvenile individuals feature apposition eyes, but adults have superposition eyes (e.
The eggs are microlecithal, and they hatch at the zoeal stage with apposition eyes (P.
It is generally assumed that superposition eyes are more useful than apposition eyes in dim light, for the former are typical of many nocturnal crustaceans and deep-sea forms.