compound eye :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words

compound eye

  • n  in insects and some crustaceans: composed of many light-sensitive elements each forming a portion of an image
News & Articles

  • Beetle mania: GHS grad captures bugs -- with his camera
    A male carpenter bee stares straight back into the camera lens. Carpenter bees are known for having very large compound eyes. The beeâÄôs three simple eyes (in the upper center area) serve as light sensors which detect the bright sky above thereby helping the bee to orient itself accordingly.
    Aug. 7, 2013 - Greenwich Citizen

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.