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The Flies


Flies are insects of the order Diptera, the name being derived from the Greek δι- di- "two", and πτερόν pteron "wing". Insects of this order use only a single pair of wings to fly, the hindwings having evolved into advanced mechanosensory organs known as halteres, which act as high-speed sensors of rotational movement and allow dipterans to perform advanced aerobatics. Diptera is a large order containing an estimated 1,000,000 species although only about 125,000 species have been described.

Abbreviations Used: TN (India)- Tamil Nadu, KL- Kerala, KA, Karnataka, AS- Assam, UK- Uttarakhand, MZ- Mizoram, MG- Megalaya, TN (USA) - Tennessee 

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