Top 10 animals with incredible vision

By Xu Lin
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Butterfly

Butterfly, one of the 'top 10 animals with incredible vision' by China.org.cn.

Butterfly [File photo]



Similar to most other adult insects, the butterfly also has a pair of spherical compound eyes, each comprised of hundreds of hexagon lens -- "ommatidia" -- individual light receptors adorned with their very own microscopic lenses. These helps the butterfly gain a mosaic view of the surrounding scenery. Moreover, the butterfly can catch the UV-light which is invisible to mankind and this could in turn direct the creature to those flowers full of honey.

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