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Descriptor English: Diptera
Descriptor Spanish: Dípteros
Descriptor Portuguese: Dípteros
Descriptor French: Diptera
Entry term(s): Dipteras
Flies
Flies, True
Fly
Fly, True
True Flies
True Fly
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.617.720.500.500.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004175
Scope note: An order of the class Insecta. Wings, when present, number two and distinguish Diptera from other so-called flies, while the halteres, or reduced hindwings, separate Diptera from other insects with one pair of wings. The order includes the families Calliphoridae, Oestridae, Phoridae, SARCOPHAGIDAE, Scatophagidae, Sciaridae, SIMULIIDAE, Tabanidae, Therevidae, Trypetidae, CERATOPOGONIDAE; CHIRONOMIDAE; CULICIDAE; DROSOPHILIDAE; GLOSSINIDAE; MUSCIDAE; TEPHRITIDAE; and PSYCHODIDAE. The larval form of Diptera species are called maggots (see LARVA).
Annotation: for killing Diptera with insecticides, see note at INSECTICIDES; DRAGONFLIES & DAMSELFLIES see ODONATA , MAYFLIES see EPHEMEROPTERA & FIREFLIES are also available; index caddisfly & stonefly under INSECTS; index sawfly & ichneumon fly under HYMENOPTERA; infestation by fly maggots = MYIASIS
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 81, 63-74; FLIES was heading 1975-80; was see under DIPTERA 1963-74; MIDGES (either MIDGES, BITING see CERATOPOGONIDAE or MIDGES, NONBITING see CHIRONOMIDAE as of 1981) was see under DIPTERA 1975-80; CERATOPOGONIDAE was see CULICOIDES 1975-80; CULICOIDES (see CERATOPOGONIDAE as of 1981) was heading 1963-80; was see under INSECTS 1980-2017
History Note: 81, 63-74; FLIES was heading 1975-80; was see under DIPTERA 1963-74; was see under INSECTS 1974-2017
DeCS ID: 4232
Unique ID: D004175
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/06/20
Diptera - Preferred
Concept UI M0006531
Scope note An order of the class Insecta. Wings, when present, number two and distinguish Diptera from other so-called flies, while the halteres, or reduced hindwings, separate Diptera from other insects with one pair of wings. The order includes the families Calliphoridae, Oestridae, Phoridae, SARCOPHAGIDAE, Scatophagidae, Sciaridae, SIMULIIDAE, Tabanidae, Therevidae, Trypetidae, CERATOPOGONIDAE; CHIRONOMIDAE; CULICIDAE; DROSOPHILIDAE; GLOSSINIDAE; MUSCIDAE; TEPHRITIDAE; and PSYCHODIDAE. The larval form of Diptera species are called maggots (see LARVA).
Preferred term Diptera
Entry term(s) Dipteras
Flies
Flies, True
Fly
Fly, True
True Flies
True Fly



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