Simulating the optics of insect eyes using information from microCT

Authors: Gavin Taylor (University of Lund) , Martin Beck (University of Lund) , Andrew Bodey (Diamond Light Source) , Emily Baird (Lund University)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: 28th Annual MAX IV Laboratory User Meeting 2015
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2015
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 10336

Open Access Open Access

Abstract: We are developing methods to characterize the morphology and optics of insect eyes. Our initial aim is to characterise specialisations in the simple eyes (ocelli) of tropical bees

Journal Keywords: microCT, Synchrotron X-ray, Euglossa imperialis, Ocelli, Ray-tracing, Photoreceptors

Subject Areas: Biology and Bio-materials

Instruments: I13-2-Diamond Manchester Imaging