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Halteres


A Crane Fly with a pair of Halteres visible below the wings.
A Crane Fly with a pair of Halteres visible below the wings.


In true flies, Halteres are the two small, knob-like structures that take the place of hind wings.


Halteres act like gyroscopes during flight and they help flies to maintain stability and to manoeuvre with great precision.


Associated Terms: Halter, Haltere

 


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