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either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight balancer , halter , haltere
stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals botfly
bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals hippoboscid , louse fly
any of various small moths or dipterous flies whose larvae burrow into and feed on leaf tissue especially of the family Gracilariidae leaf-miner , leaf miner
any of various small dipterous flies; bloodsucking females can transmit sandfly fever and leishmaniasis Phlebotomus papatasii , sandfly , sand fly
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