Photomicrography Reveals The World’s Smallest Wonders

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Every spring and summer, digger wasps emerge to terrorize our yards. Also known as Cicada Killers, these wasps have two large eyes, known as “compound eyes,” as well as several “simple eyes” known as ocelli, which are usually arranged in the shape of a triangle. When Laurie Knight from the UK took a 20x magnified image of those simple eyes, covered in condensation, this was the result. While it is pretty cool looking, don’t try to get a close-up look at these crazy eyes on your own, or you will probably end up stung.