Halters


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Halters

 

a pair of club-shaped or flask-shaped organs in dipterous insects and male stylops that are the modified posterior or anterior wings. The halters are situated on the metathorax in dipterans and on the mesothorax in stylops. The base and head of the halters are equipped with a large number of sensory organs, or sensillae, which are particularly numerous in insects that fly well. When the halters are severed or immobilized, the insects lose their ability to fly or coordinate their movements.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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