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Angle Shades with damaged eye?

Observed: 14th September 2011 By: Naomi and MichaelNaomi and Michael’s reputation in InvertebratesNaomi and Michael’s reputation in Invertebrates
Achateule 1

Is the dark patch on the eye in this picture an injury, or is it part of the eye?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) interacts


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I think it might just be a feature of the eye. Something looking a bit similar in one of my photographs now uploaded to iSpot at

Incidentally from what is shown and described here I don't think it is possible to agree with the Angle Shades ID (not that I doubt you).

David Howdon

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Thanks - that's really

Thanks - that's really interesting - I wonder if this darker colouration has any function in improving vision?

Another picture added to allow identification!