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Diptera

Introduction: Diptera

Description of Diptera

Diptera: have one pair of membraneous wings, 3 segmented antennae, compound eye, sucking mouth parts, and 5 segmented tarsi; metamorphosis is complete; many larvae are parasitic; some species of adults are disease vectors.
Source: CRISP

Diptera: An order of the class Insecta. Wings, when present, number two and distinguish Diptera from other so-called flies, while the halteres, or reduced hindwings, separate Diptera from other insects with one pair of wings. The order includes the families Calliphoridae, Oestridae, Phoridae, Sarcophagidae, Scatophagidae, Sciaridae, SIMULIIDAE, Tabanidae, Therevidae, Trypetidae, CERATOPOGONIDAE; CHIRONOMIDAE; CULICIDAE; DROSOPHILIDAE; GLOSSINIDAE; MUSCIDAE; TEPHRITIDAE; and PSYCHODIDAE. The larval form of Diptera species are called maggots (see LARVA).
Source: MeSH 2007

Diptera: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Diptera:

  • Flies, True

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Broader terms for Diptera

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The term Diptera can be used for:

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The description of Diptera may also be used for the following terms:

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Hierarchical classifications of Diptera

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