Spot ID Characters for the Order

DIPTERA


Key Characters:

  • Only one pair of membranous wings present
  • Hind wings modified as halteres
  • Common Families:

  • Chironomidae -- Midges
  • Culicidae -- Mosquitoes
  • Tipulidae -- Crane Flies
  • Asilidae -- Robber Flies
  • Syrphidae -- Flower Flies
  • Tabanidae -- Horse Flies and Deer Flies
  • Tachinidae -- Tachinid Flies
  • Calliphoridae -- Blow Flies




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    Last Updated:   11 November 2007
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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University