The Species Melophorus hirsutus Showing Its Peculiar Protruding Eyes (image) Pensoft Publishers Share Print E-Mail Caption The previously known species Melophorus hirsutus showing its peculiar protruding eyes. With the eye shape varying within the species, there are even more startling individuals whose eyes are so pointy that they resemble ice-cream cones. Credit Dr. Brian Heterick Usage Restrictions CC-BY 4.0 Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.