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Unknown insect

Observed: 7th June 2012 By: lo553
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
lo553’s reputation in Invertebrates
unknown insect
unknown insect
Description:

it flew and moved a little awkward and slow. it has some sort of clubs on a stick beneath its wings (instead of a second pair of wings?) it's about 3 cm long.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Halteres

The 'clubs on a stick' are the halteres, modified rear wings typical of the true-flies (diptera).

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unknown insect

thanks for the information. this helps a lot!

lo553