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Notonecta glauca (Water boatman)

Wikipedia Abstract

They also found that the green-sensitive peripheral photoreceptors function in a similar way as nocturnal Phasmatodea (or stick insects). To protect their eye from direct sunlight during the day, the pigment cell's diaphragm are condensed, and during the night they open fully to allow as much light in as possible. Notonecta glauca have two photoreceptor subsystems: 1. \n* Large and most sensitive peripheral photoreceptors 2. \n* Smaller peripheral and central photoreceptors
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap



Africa; Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Temporal Variation in Food Web Structure: 16 Empirical Cases, Kenneth Schoenly and Joel E. Cohen, Ecological Monographs, 61(3), 1991, pp. 267–298
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