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Mosquito Eyes

Mosquito Eyes

Mosquito Eyes
by Oliver Meckes

Frontal view to the compound eyes of a moquito. The surface of each single eye has a rough appearance which gives them a violet shimmer in real life. Between and above the eyes fine scales, similar to the ones at butterflies can be seen.

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 450x
Detector: SE, BSE A, BSE B.
Voltage: 10 kv
Vacuum: High Vac
Horizontal Field Width: 284µm
Working Distance: 10,2 mm
Spot: 3 nA