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Temporal range: 245–0 Ma
Middle Triassic – Recent
Syrphus ribesii, shawin chairacteristic dipteran features: lairge een, smaw antennae, suckin moothpairts, single pair o fleein weengs, hindweengs reduced tae clublik halteres
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cless: Insecta
(unranked): Antliophora
Order: Diptera
Linnaeus, 1758

Flees is insects o the Order Diptera (Greek: di = twa, an pteron = wing), that hase ae pair o wings on the mesothorax an a pair o halteres, derived frae the hind wings, on the metathorax. The hooseflee (Musca domestica) is a richt flee an is ane o the maist braid distreebute ainimals.

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