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Table 1 Summary of spectral sensitivities (λmax) from previous studies on Coleoptera

From: A cure for the blues: opsin duplication and subfunctionalization for short-wavelength sensitivity in jewel beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)

Family Taxon Spectral sensitivities (in nm) Method Reference
Buprestidae Agrilus planipennis 340, 420–430, 460, 540–560, 640–670 ERG 58
Cantharidae Chauliognathus pulchellus 360, 450, 520–530 IntCell 59
Carabidae Carabus nemoralis 348, 430, 500, 620 ERG 60
Carabus auratus 348, 430, 500, 620 ERG 60
Cicindela chinensis 525 ERG 56
Cincindela specularis 360–380, 510–530 ERG 57
Cincindela japonica 360–380, 510–530 ERG 57
Chrysomelidae Leptinotarsa decimlineata 370, 450, 530 ERG & IntCell 61
Coccinellidae Coccinella septumpunctata 360, 420, 520 IntCell 62
Curculionidae Dendroctonus pseudotsugae 450, 510–530 ERG 50
Ips paraconfusus 450, 510–530 ERG 50
Dytiscidae Thermonectus marmoratus 375, 520 IntCell 39
Elateridae Pyrophorus punctatissimus near UV, 545 ERG 54
Glaphyridae Pygopleurus israelitus 360, 517, 631 ERG 63
Photuris lucicrescens 350, 440, 550 ERG 41
Lampyridae Various genera and species 360–420, 550–580 ERG 48, 51-53, 55
Rhagophthalmidae Rhagophthalmus ohbai 360, 540–560, 600 ERG 64
Scarabaeidae Anomala corpulenta 400, 460, 498–562 ERG 65
Lethrus apterus 355, 525 ERG 49
Protaetia brevitarsis 360–380, 510–530 ERG 57
Tenebrionidae Tenebrio molitor 520–550 ERG 47
  1. ERG electroretinogram, IntCell intracellular recording