1
$\begingroup$

European honeybees (Apis mellifera) have compound eyes made of tiny facets called ommatidia. The number of ommatidia is usually known in most model insects, but I cannot find reference for the European honeybees, despite bees being highly studied. How many ommatidia does a European honeybee have on average?

$\endgroup$

1 Answer 1

2
$\begingroup$

4700 - 5400, according to Somanathan et al. (2009). They base their reported values on two other papers.

Reference
- Somanathan et al., J Exp Biol (2009); 212: 2448-53

$\endgroup$

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .