The eyes of a jumping spider (shown here is a section through the head) have distinct functions. The large central eyes provide a high-resolution, three-dimensional view in order to estimate the location of prey, while the smaller eyes on the side offer a wider field of vision to respond to threats.
Image by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology.
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The eyes of a jumping spider (shown here is a section through the head) have distinct functions. The large central eyes provide a high-resolution, three-dimensional view in order to estimate the location of prey, while the smaller eyes on the side offer a wider field of vision to respond to threats.

Image by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology.

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