Definition of Dipterous insect
1. Noun. 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.
Terms within: Balancer, Halter, Haltere
Generic synonyms: Insect
Group relationships: Diptera, Order Diptera
Specialized synonyms: Gall Gnat, Gall Midge, Gallfly, Fly, Bee Killer, Robber Fly, Fruit Fly, Pomace Fly, Hippoboscid, Louse Fly, Mosquito, Gnat, Fungus Gnat, Fungus Gnat, Sciara, Sciarid, Crane Fly, Daddy Longlegs
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dipterous Insect
Literary usage of Dipterous insect
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1. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1885)
"What, then, is this dipterous insect ? In the absence of direct information, I conceive that Mr. Farmer must have fallen into a mistake; that the chrysalis, ..."
2. Indian Museum Notes by Indian Museum (1891)
"The "midge" proves to be itself a dipterous insect; it could not however be identified precisely in the Museum, and will therefore be sent to Europe for ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"goad or sting domestic animals, as a breeze, breeze-fly, or horse-fly; specifically, a dipterous insect of the family Tabani- dœ and suborder Brachycera, ..."
4. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Scienceedited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1880)
"The larva of a male dipterous insect is represented feeding on the sporangia. ... Enlarged drawing of larva of dipterous insect, found feeding on sporangia ..."