Definition of Order diptera
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Class Hexapoda, Class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta
Member holonyms: Dipteran, Dipteron, Dipterous Insect, Two-winged Insects, Cecidomyidae, Family Cecidomyidae, Muscoidea, Superfamily Muscoidea, Family Muscidae, Muscidae, Fly, Family Glossinidae, Glossinidae, Calliphoridae, Family Calliphoridae, Family Tachinidae, Tachinidae, Family Gasterophilidae, Gasterophilidae, Cuterebridae, Family Cuterebridae, Family Hypodermatidae, Family Oestridae, Hypodermatidae, Oestridae, Family Tabanidae, Tabanidae, Bombyliidae, Family Bombyliidae, Asilidae, Family Asilidae, Family Trephritidae, Family Trypetidae, Trephritidae, Trypetidae, Drosophilidae, Family Drosophilidae, Family Hippoboscidae, Hippoboscidae, Genus Haematobia, Haematobia, Nematocera, Suborder Nematocera, Family Simuliidae, Simuliidae
Derivative terms: Dipterous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Diptera
Literary usage of Order diptera
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"... THE TRUE FLIES (order diptera) All the true flies, that is, those insects which are called flies and have but two wings, belong to the order Diptera. ..."
2. A Manual for the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"To the order Diptera belong all insects that arc properly termed flies, and only these. ... Order DIPTERA ..."
3. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1891)
"SUGGESTIONS TOWARDS A BETTER GROUPING OF CERTAIN FAMILIES OF THE order diptera. BY CB OSTEN SACKEN. Ever since the sub-division of the order diptera in ..."
4. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"The thorax has two shallow grooves and bears six minute teeth on each side. The jaws are strong, but the bite cannot be very serious.—FVT] Order. Diptera or ..."
5. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"... INSECTS — continued THE FLIES AND FLEAS—Order DIPTERA As IMPLIED by their scientific name, the typical members of the order now claiming attention are ..."