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tags: dragonfly vision, facets, opsin, compound eyes, insects, dragonflies, Dennis Paulson, David O’Carroll, Robert Olberg Male Megaloprepus caerulatus, PANAMA, Rio Chico Masambi, near Gamboa, 11 August 2005; photo by Julie Craves, a Natural Science Research Associate at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Color vision in humans depends upon three light-sensitive proteins, called opsins, that are present…