- a dipterous insect.
Origin of dipteran
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One or two examples of the adaptations of dipteran larvae to life in the water may well bring the present chapter to a close.The Life-Story of Insects
Geo. H. Carpenter
- any dipterous insect
- another word for dipterous (def. 1)
- A dipterous insect.
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- Any of various insects of the order Diptera, characterized by a single pair of membranous wings, a pair of club-shaped balancing organs, and large compound eyes. Dipterans include the flies, mosquitoes, midges, and gnats.
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