Definition of Muscoidea
1. Noun. Two-winged flies especially the families: Muscidae; Gasterophilidae; Calliphoridae; Tachinidae.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Diptera, Order Diptera
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muscoidea
Literary usage of Muscoidea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1913)
"SIX NEW GENERA OF NEARCTIC muscoidea. BY CHARLES HT TOWNSEND. The following six new genera are erected for as many described North American species, ..."
2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1916)
"Townsend, CHT—New western and southwestern muscoidea [19 n. gen.; 18 n. sps.]. ... Nine new tropical American genera of muscoidea; ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"The muscoidea of the author are stated to produce ova as a rule, but there are very extensive groups of the higher ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"It is reasonable to suppose that the characters given by the author will hold good through a large part of the superfamily muscoidea. ..."
5. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... when present, shorter than the second basal, but one or both of these cells frequently wanting (Super- family muscoidea) 34 Super-family ..."
6. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1913)
"His plates are models of accuracy and constitute the first thoroughly competent drawings of muscoidea to appear for almost a quarter of a century—since the ..."