[ UK /ˈa‍ɪspɒt/ ]
[ US /ˈaɪˌspɑt/ ]
  1. an eyelike marking (as on the wings of some butterflies); usually a spot of color inside a ring of another color
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How To Use eyespot In A Sentence

  • Further, close observations of agonistic interactions revealed that individuals who were the first to display the eyespot were almost invariably the winners and ultimate social dominants.
  • However, this eyespot probably cannot form an acute image but merely acts as a light sensor.
  • Among her other eyespot studies, snipping 20 feather tips out of males' trains ruined courtship success.
  • How did we go from no eyespot to an eyespot while following the rules we know? Kicking the Legs Out From Under the Willfully Ignorant « Whatever
  • And here were pairs of brown butterflies called, I believe, the small heath, with a distinctive eyespot on the wing, observed when they came to rest, wings always closed. Country diary: Wasdale, Lake District
  • The percentage of stems affected by damaging lesions of eyespot at 22.1pc was the highest on record.
  • Its wings are mottled brown, small eyespots dotting the scalloped edges here and there, small circles with tails on them.
  • The eyespot fungus survives in the residue of infected plants for 3 or more years and is most severe under cool, wet conditions.
  • Fleas show a transformation of the multifaceted eyes and ommatidia of most insects, replaced instead with heavily sclerotized, atypical ocelli, or ‘eyespots,’ or in some cases, a complete absence of any eye at all.
  • For a second or two, the whale is so close that I can see its white eyespot, and then it dives.
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