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Meaning of DIPTEROUS INSECT

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  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
 
 Synonyms: dipteran, dipteron, two-winged insects
 
 See Also: balancer, bee killer, crane fly, daddy longlegs, Diptera, fly, fruit fly, fungus gnat, gall gnat, gall midge, gallfly, gnat, halter, haltere, hippoboscid, insect, louse fly, mosquito, order Diptera, pomace fly, robber fly, sciara, sciarid

 

 

 

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