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rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 9 years ago

Thanks Latimeria and p.young !

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Wow, what a photo! So interesting!

Latimeria
Latimeria 9 years ago

Yep! Many insects have another set of eyes, called ocelli. They usually occur in groups of 2 or 3. They can't detect images, but they can detect things like light.

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 9 years ago

Is it another pair of "eyes" behind the big ones ?

Latimeria
Latimeria 9 years ago

That's a gorgeous assassin bug, especially the red spikes on its thorax.

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 9 years ago

Thanks Jonathan. It's the first time I saw one of these too.

A type of assassin bug. that particular I have never seen before.

check on this ones

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/601...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/599...

rubens.luciano
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rubens.luciano

Caçapava, São Paulo, Brazil

Spotted on Aug 20, 2011
Submitted on Aug 20, 2011

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