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Diptera

Diptera

order of insects with one pair of wings, the second pair being modified into balancing organs, the halteres, the mouthparts are modified for sucking or piercing. The insects show complete metamorphosis in that they have larval, pupal and imaginal stages. The order includes the flies and mosquitoes, best known genera are Anopheles and drosophila.


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Re: Green Mosquito===Photos Available

this is it; the best i could manage in this magnification. as you can see, it's not entirely green. this definitely belongs to order Diptera, but mosquito or something else, that i cannot tell. if it's a mosquito, it should be male. i just realised, since it's population has shot up (like ...

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by oortclouddomicile
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:36 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green Mosquito===Photos Available
Replies: 74
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Animal Name Game!

Is it maybe from Diptera?

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by Beetle
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:15 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
Replies: 312
Views: 146679

The Fiber Disease

... Med. 2001] PMID: 11285170 * Tropical myiasis: an unwanted holiday souvenir. [J Accid Emerg Med. 1997] PMID: 9193988 * Cordylobia anthropophaga (Diptera: Calliphoridae) outside Africa: a case of furuncular myiasis in a child returning from Congo. [J Med Entomol. 2005] PMID: 15799529 [Mycologic ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:29 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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evolution - in the details

The second set of wings on all flies (Diptera) have been reduced to little nubs known as halteres; these function as gyroscopes, allowing flies to perform their astounding aeronautical feats. How and why did these halteres arise? Drosophila ...

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by lyricen
Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution - in the details
Replies: 19
Views: 12104

The Fiber Disease

... vector could be a bacteriophage, gnat, midge, phorid fly, fly, parasitoid bee, with wolbachia genomed in, we have no idea. Modified worm? modified diptera? Carrying wolbachia, BT or other? Who knows. Until evidence of any DNA other than our own is found, then we will keep chopping at the peer reviewed ...

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by Skytroll
Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:28 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Views: 5560181
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