The fovea is an area of the compound eye that provides greater visual acuity than the rest of the insect's eye. Not all insect species possess a fovea, those that do are often those that rely on good vision - such as dragonflies and other aerial predators.
A photograph of an adult male Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly (Libellula depressa). Aerial predators, such as dragonflies, often possess a fovea.
Fovea is also a term that can be used to describe pits or dents in an insect's exoskeleton.
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