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An order of the class Insecta. Wings, when present, number two and distinguish Diptera from other so-called flies, while the halteres, or reduced hindwings, separate Diptera from other insects with one pair of wings. The order includes the families Calliphoridae, Oestridae, Phoridae, SARCOPHAGIDAE, Scatophagidae, Sciaridae, SIMULIIDAE, Tabanidae, Therevidae, Trypetidae, CERATOPOGONIDAE; CHIRONOMIDAE; CULICIDAE; DROSOPHILIDAE; GLOSSINIDAE; MUSCIDAE; TEPHRITIDAE; and PSYCHODIDAE. The larval form of Diptera species are called maggots (see LARVA).

Year introduced: 1981, 1963-1974

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Tree Number(s): B01.050.500.131.617.720.500.500.750

MeSH Unique ID: D004175

Registry Number: txid7147

Entry Terms:

  • Dipteras
  • Flies, True
  • Fly, True
  • True Flies
  • True Fly
  • Flies
  • Fly

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