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Entomology #744413

Asked April 15, 2021, 1:21 AM EDT

Why Dipterans are called true flies ?

Douglas County Oregon

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Greetings,

Here is an Extension article that helps to address the True Flies category https://extension.oregonstate.edu/pests-weeds-diseases/insects/true-flies-order-diptera

True Flies are those in the order of Diptera.  Although many insects are termed "flies," only those having one pair of wings belong to the insect Order Diptera.   


The "True Flies" are those with wings in the insect Order of Diptera. https://www.si.edu/spotlight/buginfo/true-flies-diptera


Teagan Moran Replied April 15, 2021, 11:31 AM EDT

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