Origin of eyespot
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The wing-patterns are handsome and striking; usually an unsealed “eyespot” is conspicuous at the end of each discoidal areolet.
- a small area of light-sensitive pigment in some protozoans, algae, and other simple organisms
- an eyelike marking, as on the wings of certain butterflies
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- An area that is sensitive to light and functions somewhat like an eye, found in certain single-celled organisms as well as many invertebrate animals.
- A round marking resembling an eye, as on the tail feather of a peacock.
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