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dip·ter·an

(dip'tĕr-an),
Denoting insects of the order Diptera.

dipteran

(dĭp′tər-ən)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, characterized by a single pair of membranous wings and a pair of club-shaped balancing organs, and including the housefly and the mosquitoes.

dip′ter·an adj.

dip·ter·an

(dip'tĕr-an)
Denoting insects of the order Diptera.
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Fig. 133 Dipteran . A fly of the family Stratiomyidae.

dipteran

any two-winged fly of the order Diptera in the class Insecta. Dipterans are ENDOPTERYGOTES and have the hind pair of wings very much reduced to form HALTERES which are used for balance in flight.
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A large number of dipteran species are associated with moisture and decay at the ground level, as demonstrated by the large number of species captured.
Frontiers in Biodiversity Studies has wide range of such topics including the biodiversity of aquatic mollusks, freshwater ciliates, wild legumes, dipterans, coastal and freshwater fishes, mangroves, phytopathogenic fungi, terrestrial heteropterans and insect communities, habitat loss, fragmentation, land use-land cover change, ecological agriculture, ecosystem services and their value to society.
Specifically, we aimed to (1) detect habitat overlap of necrophagous dipteran species in urban areas, rainforest fragments, agricultural sites, sandy beaches, and other environments typical of the region; (2) compare the attractiveness of animal baits (chicken liver, pork, and sardine) to different species; (3) describe local assemblages of necrophagous species in terms of richness, similarity, dominance, and equity among environments; and (4) detect the presence of invasive species of Calliphoridae.
For the first model, we used cavefish, dipteran larvae, and snails; for the second model, we used cavefish, dipteran larvae, snails, and bacterial mats.
Gingrich & Barrett (1976) conducted laboratory infestations of P, pectoralis with the dipteran, Cuterebra fontinella Clark.
Their distinctive appearance and relatively large size make robber flies one of the few dipteran groups with potential for targeting by non-specialist collectors, making it possible to obtain adequate sample sizes over large geographic areas.
davidii, including the weevils Gymnaetron tetrum, Cleopus japonicus, and Mecysolobus erro, a dipteran leaf miner (Amaroumyza verbasci) and a leaf bug (Campylomna verbasci).
First, since the homogametic sex in dipteran insects are female, a cross of X-linked recessive beating females with wild-type males will produce F1 progeny in which females are heterozygous and phenotypically wild-type and males that are hemizygous for the mutant recessive phenotype.
The positive relationship seems most likely to be a similar response by both species to the substrate or to small dipteran prey.
The EPT/chironomid metric is calculated as a ratio of the aquatic insect larval groups Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera (indicators of good water quality), and the dipteran larvae of the family Chironomidae (indicators of poor water quality).
The following 17 Dipteran families were recorded for both sites: Tabanidae, Stratiomyidae, Asilidae, Culicidae, Mycetophilidae, Tachinidae, Muscidae, Tipulidae, Anthomyiidae, Bombyliidae, Tanypezidae, Syrphidae, Sciaridae, Pipunculidae, Chironomidae, Dolichopodidae, and Conopidae.