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December 2009 - Xylophagid Fly
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Xylophagid Fly, Rachicerus obscuripennis
Xylophagid Fly, Rachicerus Obscuripennis
Xylophagid Flies are long and slender rare members of a family of flies in the Diptera order of insects. Like all members of this order, they are considered to be "true flies" and are distinguished from other insects with "fly" in their name, such as butterflies and dragonflies, by the fact that they have only two wings. Diptera actually means "two-winged" in Greek.

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