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- n. Plural form of sense organ.
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Takpusseh noted sense organs clustered around a mouth filled with evil-looking teeth and a protruding flap of muscle.
Long before halteres evolved, the information streaming into the nervous system from the sense organs at their base would enable fast buzzing wings, while flying, to act as rudimentary gyroscopes.
The sense organs at the base of halteres are very similar – another piece of evidence that halteres are modified wings.