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Spiracle

Definition

An air inlet for the insect's breathing system. In the Diptera, the thorax has two spiracles on each side (Figure 4). The anterior spiracle is placed behind the pronotum; and the posterior spiracle just in front of the halteres, below the wing base.

 
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