[ dˈɪptəɹə], [ dˈɪptəɹə], [ d_ˈɪ_p_t_ə_ɹ_ə]
Related words: fly, dipteran, bristletail, voracious, fruit fly, dragonfly, butterfly
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The diptera are a large and diverse group of flies, numbering more than one million described species in thirty-one families. They are the second largest order of insects, after the Hemiptera. Diptera are distinguished from other insects by their two wings (or, in the case of the bristletails, three wings), which they use to fly. Their legs are modified into organs of sensory perception, such as antennae and compound eyes.
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Family Bombyliidae, Family Hypodermatidae, Family Oestridae, bombyliidae, dipteran, tabanidae, hippoboscidae, nematocera, Family Gasterophilidae, glossinidae, tachinidae, drosophilidae, trephritidae, haematobia, Family Cecidomyidae, dipteron, gasterophilidae, Family Trephritidae, cuterebridae, Family Asilidae, two-winged insects, muscidae, simuliidae, calliphoridae, Family Trypetidae, Family Tachinidae, Family Simuliidae, dipterous insect, oestridae, Family Drosophilidae, Suborder Nematocera, muscoidea, Family Glossinidae, Superfamily Muscoidea, trypetidae, Family Muscidae, Family Tabanidae, Family Cuterebridae, asilidae, Family Hippoboscidae, Genus Haematobia, fly, hypodermatidae, Family Calliphoridae, cecidomyidae.
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