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The Spectral Sensitivity of the Ocelli of Calliploora (Diptera)

  • K. Kirschfeld and B. Lutz


The spectral sensitivity of the ocelli of Calliphora was determined by means of the electroretino-gram (ER G). Sensitivity is high in the spectral range from 340 to 450 nm ; with still increasing wavelengths it rapidly decreases. Analysis of the shape of the ERG resulting from stimuli of dif­ferent wavelengths, as well as experiments with selective chromatic adaptation, indicate that there is mainly one spectral mechanism contributing to the response.

Received: 1977-3-21
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1977-6-1

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