Ultraviolet Video-Viewing: The Television Camera as an Insect Eve

Science  28 Nov 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3909, pp. 1172-1174
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3909.1172


A television camtiera, like the eyes of some insects, is sensitive to ultraviolet light. When equipped with an appropriate ultraviolet-transmitting lens, such a camera can be used for the direct examtiination of ultraviolet reflectiont patterns (for example, on flowers, butterflies) that are invisible to us, but visible to inisects.