The Diptera, besides their variety and the number of their species, are remarkable on account of their profusion.
Swarms of Diptera may be seen on any bright day dancing in the sunlight.
Scutellar bridge: in Diptera, a small ridge on either side of the scutellum, connecting it with the mesonotum.
Eremochaetus: Diptera in which there is a general absence of bristles.
Among the Diptera it is not unusual to find similar cases, the female fly giving birth to young maggots instead of laying eggs.
Metapleural bristles: in Diptera, are inserted in the metapleura.
The most important of these are bots and other larv or maggots of various flies (Diptera).
Pteropleural bristles: in Diptera, are inserted on the pteropleura.
Antero-ventral: Diptera; applied to leg bristles at the meeting of anterior and ventral face.
It is not present in many Orders: as in the Hymenoptera, Diptera, &c.
Diptera Dip·ter·a (dĭp'tər-ə)
An order of insects comprising the true flies, characterized by a single pair of membranous wings and a pair of club-shaped balancing organs, and including many important disease vectors such as the mosquito, tsetse fly, and sandfly.