Brachycera

plural noun

Bra·​chyc·​era
braˈkisərə,
brəˈ-
: a suborder of Diptera including the more highly specialized flies which have palpi with one or two joints and usually short antennae with one or never more than six joints (such as the horsefly, robber fly, and housefly) compare nematocera

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from brachy- + -cera

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“Brachycera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brachycera. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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