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The Linnean Society of London

The Linnean Society of London

The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active biological society. Founded in 1788, the Society is named after the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) whose botanical, zoological and library collections have been in its keeping since 1829. As it moves into its third century the Society continues to play a central role in the documentation of the world’s flora and fauna – as Linnaeus himself did – recognising the continuing importance of such work to biodiversity conservation.

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Ommatidia

Dragonfly compound eyes are made of up to 30,000 separate facets or 'ommatidia'.

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