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an order of insects, including flies, gnats, and mosquitoes.
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An important order of insects (the two-wing flies and gnats), including many significant disease vectors such as the mosquito, tsetse fly, sandfly, and biting midge.
[G. di-, two, + pteron, wing]
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An important order of insects (the two-winged flies and gnats); it includes many significant disease vectors (e.g., mosquito, tsetse fly, sandfly, and biting midge).
[G. di-, two, + pteron, wing]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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Q. can pregnant women fly in airplanes? Please reply me asap. Thank You. My wife is having the symptoms of pregnancy. We have planned to go on a tour to London. I have a doubt; can pregnant women fly in airplanes? Please reply me asap. Thank You.

A. If you have a normal, healthy pregnancy, it can be perfectly safe to fly during most of it. Discuss your trip plans with your doctor or midwife, however, before booking your flight. In certain high-risk cases, your healthcare provider may advise you to stay close to home throughout your pregnancy.

You may find that your second trimester — weeks 14 to 27 — is a perfect time to fly. Once you're past the first trimester, in all likelihood your morning sickness will be behind you, your energy levels will be higher, and your chances of miscarriage will be low. However, you shouldn't travel after 36 weeks.

in early pregnancy, you'd better consult with your ob-gyn doctor first.

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mutilata diet did not vary between adult males and females, resulting in a similar dietary composition, volumetric overlap, and low diversity of prey categories between sexes, which can be explained by the high availability of dipterans (Nematocera) in the study area, especially near light sources, where individuals of both sexes come to feed at the same time of activity.
Unlike the samples from May, dipterans comprised smaller portions of the diet (i.e., 6% volume or less) for bats sampled during 23 July-9 August.
Six dipteran species were sampled both from wheat and weed leaves while one was recorded from weed leaves only.
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A small number of other dipteran species, including the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) and eye gnats (Chloropidae), were collected in very low numbers relative to the 3 majority species, but no attempt was made to estimate their numbers.
The occurrence of dipterans on nests, while possibly incidental, is worthy of closer examination as the parasitisation of frog spawn by dipteran larvae has been documented to occur in various other anuran species (Bokermann 1957; Tyler 1976; Villa et al.
Adults forage on aerial prey, including small dipterans (flies), near shrubs and forest edges and over meadows, narrow roads, fields, and lakes near potential breeding sites.