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Diptera MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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RDF Unique Identifier
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
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).
Entry Term(s)
Flies, True
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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
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Diptera Preferred
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