order Diptera


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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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The insects belonging to order Diptera (flies and mosquitoes), Isoptera (termites), Hemiptera (bugs, aphids and cicadas), Coleoptera (beetles and weevils) and sub-order Homoptera (planthoppers, leafhoppers and whiteflies) were identified (Table 1).
In present results, all recorded families of order Diptera are reported as nectar feeders except Syrphidae; in Syrphidae out of six recorded species, three (Eupeodes corolla, Melanostoma sp., Ischniodons cutellaris) are reported as both pollen and nectar foragers (Ali et al., 2011).
Species from the order Diptera have been associated with criminal investigations that extrapolate their use in estimating the postmortem interval [24].
Flies of the order Diptera are responsible for myiasis that belongs to genera Sarcophaga and Calliphora; among them, the Syrphidae family includes Eristalis genus, which has largely been dealt with in medicine [3].
To the Editor: Myiasis is the infestation in humans of larvae of flies (order Diptera).
In the order Diptera, the family Calliphoridae is highlighted for the ability that its component species have to colonize new environments (Greenberg and Szyska, 1984).
In a survey in 2011, scientists from the Museum of Natural HistoryUniversity of the Philippines Los Banos (MNHUPLB) discovered 10 species of the "bat vampires," all belonging to the family Nycteribiidae of the order Diptera.
In terms of number, the order Diptera was the most important food category with 1432 individuals (91.67%), followed by Araneae (n = 71), which comprised 4.55% of the total number of prey items.
Goat grub, Przhevalskiana silenus, belongs to order diptera family oestridae, is economically a very important fly whose larvae are obligatory parasites of their hosts and cause severe damage to the skins and hides and ultimately effecting leather industry.