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For both dragonflies and damselflies, look for long, segmented bodies and large compound eyes.
But that is only part of an uncanny, total focus, which cannot be experienced in real life (except perhaps by insects with compound eyes).
The tiny organ contains 100 ommatidia, or subunits that make up compound eyes found today in many insects, surrounding a light-sensing structure called a rhabdom.
The structure is very similar to compound eyes found in modern dragonflies and bees, but the ommatidia are spaced farther apart and the eye lacks a lens commonly found today.
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