In a nutshell: Insects have evolved radically different eye and brain solutions to vertebrates. They have two complex eyes and three simple eyes. This paper describes the structure of the simple eyes in honeybees.

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Hung, Y. S., & Ibbotson, M. R. (2014). Ocellar structure and neural innervation in the honeybee. Frontiers in neuroanatomy, 8(6) 1-11.

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