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Brachycera

Index Brachycera

The Brachycera are a suborder of the order Diptera. [1]

24 relations: Antenna (biology), Asilomorpha, Deer fly, Family (biology), Fly, Horse-fly, Insect mouthparts, Insect wing, Larger brachycera, Mandible (insect mouthpart), Maxilla (arthropod mouthpart), Muscomorpha, Order (biology), Orthorrhapha, Predation, Prothorax, Scavenger, Sex organ, Stratiomyomorpha, Tabanomorpha, Tree of Life Web Project, Vermileonidae, Wing, Xylophagidae.

Antenna (biology)

Antennae (singular: antenna), sometimes referred to as "feelers," are paired appendages used for sensing in arthropods.

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Asilomorpha

The Brachyceran infraorder Asilomorpha is a large and diverse group of flies, containing the bulk of the nonmuscoid Brachycera.

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Deer fly

Deer flies (also known as yellow flies, June flies, three corner flies or stouts in Atlantic Canada) are flies in the genus Chrysops of the family Tabanidae that can be pests to cattle, horses, and humans.

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Family (biology)

In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.

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Fly

True flies are insects of the order Diptera, the name being derived from the Greek δι- di- "two", and πτερόν pteron "wings".

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Horse-fly

Horse-flies or horseflies (for other names, see common names) are true flies in the family Tabanidae in the insect order Diptera.

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Insect mouthparts

Insects have a range of mouthparts, adapted to particular modes of feeding.

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Insect wing

Insect wings are adult outgrowths of the insect exoskeleton that enable insects to fly.

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Larger brachycera

The Larger brachycera is a name which refers to flies in the following families of the suborder Brachycera.

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Mandible (insect mouthpart)

Insect mandibles are a pair of appendages near the insect’s mouth, and the most anterior of the three pairs of oral appendages (the labrum is more anterior, but is a single fused structure).

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Maxilla (arthropod mouthpart)

In arthropods, the maxillae (singular maxilla) are paired structures present on the head as mouthparts in members of the clade Mandibulata, used for tasting and manipulating food.

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Muscomorpha

The Brachyceran infraorder Muscomorpha is a large and diverse group of flies, containing the bulk of the Brachycera, and, most of the known flies.

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Order (biology)

In biological classification, the order (ordo) is.

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Orthorrhapha

Orthorrhapha is a circumscriptional name which historically was used for an infraorder of Brachycera, one of the two suborders into which the order Diptera, the flies, are divided.

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Predation

Predation is a biological interaction where a predator (a hunting animal) kills and eats its prey (the organism that is attacked).

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Prothorax

The prothorax is the foremost of the three segments in the thorax of an insect, and bears the first pair of legs.

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Scavenger

Scavenging is both a carnivorous and a herbivorous feeding behavior in which the scavenger feeds on dead animal and plant material present in its habitat.

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Sex organ

A sex organ (or reproductive organ) is any part of an animal's body that is involved in sexual reproduction.

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Stratiomyomorpha

The brachyceran infraorder Stratiomyomorpha is a small group that consists primarily of the family Stratiomyidae (soldier flies) and two small related families.

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Tabanomorpha

The Brachyceran infraorder Tabanomorpha is a small group that consists primarily of two large families, the Tabanidae (horse and deer flies) and Rhagionidae (snipe flies), and an assortment of very small affiliated families, most of which have been (or could be, or sometimes are) included within the Rhagionidae.

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Tree of Life Web Project

The Tree of Life Web Project is an Internet project providing information about the diversity and phylogeny of life on Earth.

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Vermileonidae

The Brachyceran family Vermileonidae (the sole member of the infraorder Vermileonomorpha) is a small family of uncertain affinities and unusual biology, containing fewer than 80 rare species in 10 genera.

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Wing

A wing is a type of fin that produces lift, while moving through air or some other fluid.

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Xylophagidae

The Brachyceran infraorder Xylophagomorpha is a small group that consists solely of the family Xylophagidae, which presently contains subfamilies that were sometimes considered to be two small related families (Coenomyiidae and Rachiceridae).

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Short-horned flies.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brachycera

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