Crane-fly (Tipula palludosa)

Crane-fly (Tipula palludosa)

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Credit: WIM VAN EGMOND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Crane-fly (Tipula palludosa). In the true fly order Diptera the hindwings are reduced to form so called halteres. They act as counter balances, almost like a giroscope during flight. In Crane-flies the halteres are clearly visible.

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