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A Blind Woodlouse

Nature volume 154, page 581 (04 November 1944) | Download Citation

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WHEN examining some specimens of Armadillidium vulgare (Latr.), kindly sent to me by Dr. H. W. Howard of Cambridge from the University Farm, I noticed that a female specimen of the variety "Black type B" of Howard1 was entirely void of eyes or any trace of them. In this example there is no trace of any visual elements or even pigment. The chitin on the cephalon, where the eyes should be, is very slightly convex, shelving down laterally and inwardly.

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    J. Genetics, 40, 83, pl. iv, fig. B (1940).

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    • WALTER E. COLLINGE

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