Wing Venation

Complete venation

This wing has all the veins that were thought to be present in a primitive fly. No known fly has such complete venation, although some Tipulids come close.

Primitive venation

Reduced venation of a "higher fly"

Wing of Calliphora (Calliphoridae) showing the reduced venation typical of “higher” flies. Calyptrate wing

 
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