from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the eye at the end of a stalk, as various crustaceans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the eyes raised on a stalk, or peduncle; -- opposed to
sessile-eyed. Said especially of podophthalmous crustaceans.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having stalked eyes; podophthalmous, as a crustacean: opposed to sessile-eyed. See also cuts under Podophthalmia, Gelasimus, Megalops, and schizopod-stage.
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Here is a spectacularly pretty and weird animal: stalk-eyed flies of the family Diopsidae.
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The stalk-eyed fly has a mind-boggling technique: It sucks in air bubbles and blows them through its head to push its eyes out … on stalks!
In the clip below, check out the stalk-eyed fly, an insect that inflates it owns head with air.