order Diptera


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Related to order Diptera: order Lepidoptera, order Hymenoptera, order Coleoptera, dipteran
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Noun1.order Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouthsorder Diptera - 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
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
Muscoidea, superfamily Muscoidea - two-winged flies especially the families: Muscidae; Gasterophilidae; Calliphoridae; Tachinidae
family Muscidae, Muscidae - two-winged flies especially the housefly
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
family Glossinidae, Glossinidae - flies closely related to the Muscidae: tsetse flies
family Tachinidae, Tachinidae - parasites on other insects
Cuterebridae, family Cuterebridae - New World botflies
Asilidae, family Asilidae - robber flies
family Hippoboscidae, Hippoboscidae - winged or wingless dipterans: louse flies
genus Haematobia, Haematobia - European genus of bloodsucking flies
Nematocera, suborder Nematocera - mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies
family Simuliidae, Simuliidae - blackflies and sand flies
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ovis, also called sheep nasal botfly, is a fly of the class Insecta, order Diptera and family Oestridae.
The lunar cycle is known to influence adult flight behaviour of many insects including those of the order Diptera, particularly Culicidae (6).
The order Diptera (true flies) contains an estimated 240,000 species of flies, mosquitos, gnats, midges, etc.
A baseline study of the insect order Diptera (flies) was conducted in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico (Latitude: 20.
Almost two thirds of the volume is dedicated to medically important members of the order Diptera (true flies, mosquitoes, and sandflies), and separate sections are devoted to the biology, morphology, and identification of individual mosquito genera.
1:00 EVALUATING DIVERSITY: A BASELINE STUDY COMPARING THE DIVERSITY OF THE ORDER DIPTERA IN TWO DISTINCT SITES OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA OF MEXICO