Diptera

Definition of Diptera

Dip´te`ra
n. pl.1.(Zool.) An extensive order of insects having only two functional wings and two balancers, as the house fly, mosquito, etc. They have a suctorial proboscis, often including two pairs of sharp organs (mandibles and maxillæ) with which they pierce the skin of animals. They undergo a complete metamorphosis, their larvæ (called maggots) being usually without feet.

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animal order, Asilidae, Bombyliidae, Calliphoridae, Cecidomyidae, class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Cuterebridae, dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, Drosophilidae, family Asilidae, family Bombyliidae, family Calliphoridae, family Cecidomyidae, family Cuterebridae, family Drosophilidae, family Gasterophilidae, family Glossinidae, family Hippoboscidae, family Hypodermatidae, family Muscidae, family Oestridae, family Simuliidae, family Tabanidae, family Tachinidae, family Trephritidae, family Trypetidae, fly, Gasterophilidae, genus Haematobia, Glossinidae, Haematobia, Hexapoda, Hippoboscidae, Hypodermatidae, Insecta, Muscidae, Muscoidea, Nematocera, Oestridae, order Diptera, Simuliidae, suborder Nematocera, superfamily Muscoidea, Tabanidae, Tachinidae, Trephritidae, Trypetidae, two-winged insects
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