nematocera definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A suborder of dipterous insects, having lengthy antennæ, given that mosquito, gnat, and crane fly; -- called also Nemocera.
  • others:
    • A suborder or section of Diptera, containing the numerous pests referred to as gnats, midges, mosquitos, crane-flies, gall-flies, etc.: so called from the long thready antennæ.
  • noun:
    • mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies

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