The family Syrphidae consists of about 6,000 species and considered as one of the largest families of order Diptera
(Kuznetsov 2002; Thompson2006) and are grouped in three sub families i.
Species from the order Diptera
have been associated with criminal investigations that extrapolate their use in estimating the postmortem interval .
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).
The family Cecidomyiidae, with over 4600 currently recognized species all over the world, is one of the biggest of the order Diptera
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.
The order Diptera
was the third most abundant herein, mainly individuals of the families Drosophilidae and Phoridae.
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.
Ophthalmomyiasis externa is infestation of ocular conjunctiva and adnexa by larval forms of flies of order Diptera
Out of 15 species of order Diptera
, Musca domestica, Phaenicia sericata, Chrysoma rufifacies, Chrysosma leucopogon, Helophilus pendulus and Lucilia illustris (flies) were observed in each month of study.
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.