The Compound Eyes of Fiddler Crabs: A Tutorial (page 5)

The Colours of Compound Eyes

The colours we see in compound eyes derive from the colour of screening pigments.

We see their image through the individual facet lenses.

Depending on the angle of view, we see screening pigments, or the dark facets of ommatidia that look in our direction.

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