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.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Diptera

order Cycadofilicales
order Cyclostomata
order Cydippea
order Cydippida
order Cydippidea
order Cypriniformes
order Decapoda
order Dermaptera
order Dermoptera
order Diapensiales
order Dicranales
order Dictyoptera
order Dinocerata
order Dinoflagellata
order Dinornithiformes
order Diptera
order Discocephali
order Ebenales
order Edentata
order Embiodea
order Embioptera
order Endomycetales
order Entomophthorales
order Ephemerida
order Ephemeroptera
order Equisetales
order Ericales
order Erysiphales
order Eubacteriales
order Eubryales

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 ..."

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