1. [ noun ] (zoology) 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
Synonyms: two-winged_insects dipteron dipterous_insect
Related terms: insect fly mosquito louse_fly gnat gall_midge robber_fly fruit_fly crane_fly fungus_gnat fungus_gnat Diptera halter
Similar spelling:   Diptera