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Definition of Diptera
DipteraInsecta In*sec"ta, n. pl. [NL. See Insect.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the classes of Arthropoda, including
those that have one pair of antenn[ae], three pairs of
mouth organs, and breathe air by means of trache[ae],
opening by spiracles along the sides of the body. In this
sense it includes the Hexapoda, or six-legged insects and
the Myriapoda, with numerous legs. See Insect, n.
2. (Zo["o]l.) In a more restricted sense, the Hexapoda alone.
3. (Zo["o]l.) In the most general sense, the Hexapoda,
Myriapoda, and Arachnoidea, combined.
Note: The typical Insecta, or hexapod insects, are divided
into several orders, viz.: Hymenoptera, as the bees
and ants; Diptera, as the common flies and gnats;
Aphaniptera, or fleas; Lepidoptera, or moths and
butterflies; Neuroptera, as the ant-lions and
hellgamite; Coleoptera, or beetles; Hemiptera, as
bugs, lice, aphids; Orthoptera, as grasshoppers and
cockroaches; Pseudoneuroptera, as the dragon flies
and termites; Euplexoptera, or earwings; Thysanura,
as the springtails, podura, and lepisma. See these
words in the Vocabulary.
Diptera Dip"te*ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? with two wings, di-
= di`s- twice + ? feather, wing: cf. F. dipt[`e]re.]
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 maxill[ae]) with which they
pierce the skin of animals. They undergo a complete
metamorphosis, their larv[ae] (called maggots) being usually
Meaning of Diptera from wikipedia
of the order Diptera
, the name being derived
from the Gr**** δι- di- "two", and πτερόν pteron
of this order
is an order
of winged insects commonly known
as flies. Diptera
are one of the most successful groups
on Earth, are very diverse...
- Tetragonia diptera
is a member
of the genus Tetragonia
and is endemic
to Australia. The annual
herb has a prostrate
to semi-erect habit
in some significant
ways from the broader morphology
of insects. The Diptera
is a very large
and diverse order
of mostly small
to medium-sized insects...
- H. diptera
to: Halesia diptera
, a silverbell, a shrub native
to southeast North America
(Seemann, 1896), a waxplant species
- Ceryx diptera
is a moth of the subfamily
Arctiinae. It was described
by Johan Christian Fabricius
in 1775. It is found
in southern India
and Sri Lanka...
- Insecta Britannica Diptera
is a seminal
work of entomology
Walker. The work spans three
volumes; a fourth volume
- Halesia diptera
, the two-wing silverbell
or two-winged snowdrop
tree, is a species
in the family
to the southeastern United
- "Psectra diptera
Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information
2019-09-23. "Psectra diptera
". GBIF. Retrieved
2019-09-23. "Psectra diptera
- are found
in all the biogeographic
realms. For terms
and Tephritidae glossary Tephritids
to medium-sized (2.5–10 mm)...
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