from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dipterous insect.
  • adj. Of or belonging to the order Diptera; dipterous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of very many flies, of the order Diptera, that have two wings

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An insect of the order Diptera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as dipterous.
  • n. A dipterous insect; a member of the order Diptera. Also dipteron.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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  • 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 [5].


  • Where a dipteran larva lives is a direct reflection of its oxygen needs.

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  • 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).

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  • Cyromazine is reported to be very effective in controlling dipteran pests (Ishaaya, 1990).

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  • This novel triazine IGR acts specifically on dipteran species.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Chironomids - Non-biting midges are one of the most diverse and widespread dipteran groups known.


  • 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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