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Perissommatidae (Gnat)

Wikipedia Abstract

Perissommatidae is a family of Diptera that was newly proposed in 1962. The family contains five species, four from Australia and one from Chile. Perissommatidae are unusual as they have four eyes. They have a small slender body that's less than 2mm in length. Their wings are large in comparison to their body and subsequently their flight is weak. Preferring high altitude forest environments, adults only fly in the winter.
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Perissomma (5)

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