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pl n
(Zoology) a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouthparts. The group includes flies, mosquitoes, craneflies, and midges
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(ˈdɪp tər ə, -trə)

the order comprising the dipterous insects.
[1810–20; < New Latin < Greek, neuter pl. of dípteros two-winged]
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Noun1.Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouthsDiptera - 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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plDipteren pl (spec), → Zweiflügler pl
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Voucher specimens of dipterans and pseudoscorpions were deposited at the Entomological and Arachnological Collection of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, respectively.
Among salamander stomachs containing dipterans, adult flies occurred in more than 80% and larva occurred in 30%.
In recent years, particularly in Brazil, frugivorous dipterans in the family Lonchaeidae have been reported to be primary invaders of commercial plant species.
New records of calyptrate dipterans (Fanniidae, Muscidae and Sarcophagidae) associated with the decomposition of domestic pigs in Brazil.
matrius is found in litter, dropping of small animals (rabbits and rats etc), manures (cow, horse, poultry) and insects (Dipterans) and show phoretic behaviour with flies and beetles.
Many dipterans, lepidoterans and homopterns pests are responsible for pest borne diseases in humans, animals and plants.
It is known that there are a considerable number of interactions established between amphibians and dipterans. Among these, there is the predator-prey interaction in which amphibians ingest flies from a broad variety of families (DURE & KEHR, 2004).
Predators as the coleopterans (Coccinellidae), neuropterans (Chrysopidae) and the larvae of the dipterans (Syrphidae), are found near the colonies of aphids, which occur in abundance in the winter, when the number of predators decreases and the control of large pest populations decreases as well.