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 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 [24].
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 (Gagne, 2004).
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.
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.