eristalis definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of dipterous pests whoever young (known as rat-tailed larvæ) are remarkable because of their long tapering end, which spiracles within tip, as well as their capability to live in really impure and salt oceans; -- also called drone fly.
    • A remarkable genus of flies, typical of the subfamily Eristalinæ, having the marginal cell closed and petiolate, the thorax without any yellow markings, and the front evenly arched.
    • A genus of dipterous insects whose young (called rat-tailed larvæ) are remarkable for their long tapering tail, which spiracles at the tip, and for their ability to live in very impure and salt waters; -- also called drone fly.
    • A genus of dipterous insects whose young (called rat-tailed larvæ) are remarkable for their long tapering tail, which spiracles at the tip, and for their ability to live in very impure and salt waters; -- also called drone fly.
    • an extraordinary genus of flies, typical of this subfamily Eristalinæ, obtaining the marginal mobile closed and petiolate, the thorax without any yellowish markings, plus the front uniformly curved.
    • an extraordinary genus of flies, typical associated with the subfamily Eristalinæ, obtaining the marginal cell closed and petiolate, the thorax without having any yellowish markings, therefore the front evenly curved.

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