Category: Eric Warrent

The Elephant hawk moth, Deilephila elpenor. These moths not only have good night vision, they can also distinguish the colours of flowers by the light of the stars.

Razor-sharp eyesight in the night-time jungle

Some insects have exellent nocturnal vision, despite having the same type of compound eyes as insects that are active during the day. Nocturnal bees in the rainforests of Panama can percieve light intensities that are 100 million times weaker than daylight! HOW DO FLYING INSECTS IMPROVE THEIR EYESIGHT AT NIGHT?...