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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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