Synonyms for halteres

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In a few rare species the wings, or halteres, or both, are wanting.

Wings blackish brown; stigma and veins black; halteres apple-green.

Abdomen ochraceous, black at the tip; femora testaceous at the base; halteres testaceous.

Halteres were also used for general exercise, like modern dumb-bells.

Calyptrate: those flies that have aluke or membranous scales above the halteres.

They are wingless, but have a pair of halteres placed upon the dorsal surface.

Fore-wings well developed; hind-wings reduced to stalked knobs (“halteres”).