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1) fly, in zoology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...All have sucking or piercing-and-sucking mouthparts and, except for a few wingless species, bear one pair of wings. The hind wings are reduced to knobbed balancing...

2) black fly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The black fly is about 1/8 in. (32 cm) long and has large eyes, short legs, a stout, humped back, broad gauzy wings, and piercing-sucking mouthparts. The female inflicts...

3) tsetse fly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...African flies of the genus Glossina, and in the same family as the housefly. The larva of the tsetse fly develops inside the body of the mother until it is ready...

4) fruit fly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Tephritidae and Drosophilidae. All fruit flies are very small insects that lay their eggs in various plant tissues. The Tephritidae contains about 1,200 species characterized...

5) tachinid fly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Tachinid flies are generally small (about the size of houseflies), often bristly, and sometimes brilliantly colored. There are nearly 1300 North American species....

6) wheat fly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...wheat fly, name for several insects harmful to wheat, e.g., the Hessian fly, the wheat gallfly, the wheat midge, and others....

7) bee fly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...This mimicry provides bee flies with some measure of protection against predators that have learned to avoid the sting of true bees. A bee fly has a stout, hairy...

8) crane fly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The harvestman, also called daddy longlegs, belongs to an unrelated order.) Most species of crane flies have a single pair of wings and slender bodies. They feed...

9) Hessian fly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hessian fly, European gall gnat, Phytophaga destructor, so named because it was first observed in America shortly after the Hessian troops landed on Long Island in...

10) gall fly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...gall fly, see fruit fly....

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