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Old 12-12-2010, 11:57 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by havalotta View Post
Are the Ocelli always located on the head of insects or could they be located anywhere on its body?
Yes, ocelli are found only on the insect's head, usually on the vertex, between the compound eyes - see Insect Morphology and Anatomy (The Head)
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #52
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Sorry about BEE ing a bit but it led us into another unique learning experience
Originally Posted by MrILoveTheAnts View Post
With ants ocelli are usually reserved for reproductive castes but sometimes worker castes have them. They give the insect heat vision and useful for flying insects.
In your picture you have a Formica worker, where it's common for all the members of the colony to have ocelli present.
I had to look up the Formica worker you mentioned and found this BEE utifull info in Wiki....

Polyergus (Another ant species) obtains its Formica work force by stealing pupae from nearby Formica colonies and carrying them back to its own nest. Back in the Polyergus nest, Formica workers are eventually helped to emerge from the cocoons by Formica workers already living there. The new workers quickly assimilate the characteristic odor of the mixed-species population of the Polyergus colony -- completely without violence or coercion. The Formica workers that emerge in the mixed-species colony go on to nurse, forage, and perform other colony upkeep duties.
WOW Suunto..I never realized how many parts there were to an insects head before looking at their lateral view. Thanks
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