American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dipterous insect.
- adj. Of or belonging to the order Diptera; dipterous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) An insect of the order Diptera.
- 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
“Emodin can be cathartic or act as a laxative in humans, kills dipteran larvae, inhibits growth of bacteria and fungi and deters consumption by birds and mice .”
“Where a dipteran larva lives is a direct reflection of its oxygen needs.”
“Foliar sprays of Neemros® of 10 - 50 g per litre of water controlled dipteran leaf miners Lyriomyza spp. on tomato in field experiments (Pacho, in preparation).”
“Cyromazine is reported to be very effective in controlling dipteran pests (Ishaaya, 1990).”
“This novel triazine IGR acts specifically on dipteran species.”
“One or two examples of the adaptations of dipteran larvae to life in the water may well bring the present chapter to a close.”
“But tsetses are not the only dipteran foes of zebra and, since they are rarely found in the meadows of Hungary, Dr Horvath plumped for studying an almost equally obnoxious alternative: the horsefly.”
“Today, this bacterium is widely used for the preparation of commercial bio-insecticides The main advantage of Bti over chemical insecticides is its highly specific activity towards dipteran insects, due to the presence of membrane receptors in the insect gut serving as targets for the bacterial toxins”
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