dipterous insect


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dipterous insect 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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In literature:

Dipterocecidium: a gall formed by a dipterous insect.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Three of our horses have succumbed to the virulence of these pestiferous and dipterous insects.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit