dipterous insect

dipterous insect
noun
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
Hypernyms: ↑insect
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Diptera, ↑order Diptera
Part Meronyms: ↑halter, ↑haltere, ↑balancer

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