Diptera

Order of insects with one pair of wings, the second pair being modified into balancing organs, the halteres; the mouthparts are modified for sucking or piercing. The insects show complete metamorphosis in that they have larval, pupal and imaginal (imago, adult) stages. The order includes the flies and mosquitoes; best known genera are Anopheles > Anopheles and Drosophila > Drosophila. ...

Diptera

[n] - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths
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Diptera

Dip'te·ra noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... with two wings, di- = di`s- twice + ... feather, wing: confer French diptère .] (Zoology) An extensive order of insects having only two functional wings and two balancers, as the house fly, mosquito, etc. The...
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Diptera

Order of insects with one pair of wings, the second pair being modified into balancing organs, the halteres, the mouthparts are modified for sucking or piercing. The insects show complete metamorphosis in that they have larval, pupal and imaginal stages. The order includes the flies and mosquitoes, best known genera are Anopheles and Drosophila. â...
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Diptera

order Diptera noun a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
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Diptera

(dip´tәr-ә) an order of insects, including flies, gnats, and mosquitoes.
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Diptera

• (n. pl.) An extensive order of insects having only two functional wings and two balancers, as the house fly, mosquito, etc. They have a suctorial proboscis, often including two pairs of sharp organs (mandibles and maxillae) with which they pierce the skin of animals. They undergo a complete metamorphosis, their larvae (called maggots) being ...
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Diptera

Diptera is an order of two-winged insects, of which the common house-fly and bluebottle are familiar examples. They are characterized by a body with slight coriaceous coverings, a trunk open beneath, and containing a sucker composed of two, four, or six-lancet-shaped elongated scales, two palpi, antennas almost always composed of three joints, larg...
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Diptera

Type: Term Pronunciation: dip′tĕr-ă Definitions: 1. An important order of insects (the two-wing flies and gnats), including many significant disease vectors such as the mosquito, tsetse fly, sandfly, and biting midge.
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Diptera

the true flies, an order of insects with sucking mouth parts; nearly all posses a hind pair of wings modified to serve as stabilizers during flight (Morris 1992).
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Diptera

Large order of insects; true flies including house flies, and blood sucking flies such as mosquitoes and midges, etc.
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Diptera

order of insects that have only two wings; includes flies, gnats, and mosquitoes
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