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1Author    R. C. Hardie, P. DuelliRequires cookie*
 Title    Properties of Single Cells in Posterior Lateral Eyes of Jumping Spiders  
 Abstract    Properties of single cells in the posterior lateral (PL) eyes of the jum ping spider Plexippus validus are described. Only one spectral class of cells was encountered and the spectra sensitivity was indistinguishable from that measured from the ERG , both peaking at ca. 535 nm. Angular sensi­ tivity (width of angular sensitivity function at the 50% level) averaged .89° ± .12°, the smallest value being .77°. Absolute sensitivity (reciprocal of the number of quanta of peak wavelength, on axis required to generate a 50% response) averaged 1.43 + 2 .5 X 1 0 -11 q _ 1 ,cm2,s. A ll cells studied were sensitive to the plane of polarised light. The per­ formance of receptors in the PL eyes is compared with that of receptors in the compound eyes of diurnal insects. It is concluded that the single lens eye system of spiders is in ­ herently superior in design to the insect compound eye. 
  Reference    Z. Naturforsch. 33c, 156—158 (1978); received November 8 1977 
  Published    1978 
  Keywords    Jumping Spiders, Receptors, Spectral Sensitivity, Angular Sensitivity, Absolute Sensitivity 
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 Identifier    ZNC-1978-33c-0156_n 
 Volume    33