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tegmen, tegmina

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (T)
No Taxon tegmen, tegmina
Explanation of Names
From Latin tegmen, a covering.
tegmen noun, plural tegmina - the roof-shaped thickened fore-wings in Orthoptera, some Hemiptera (including the subgroup formerly called Homoptera). Also applied to this structure in Dictyoptera (Mantids and Cockroaches) and in Dermaptera (Earwigs). Sometimes applied to the wing-covering of Heteroptera (true bugs), but these are usually called hemelytra.
See Also
Print References
Gordh, A Dictionary of Entomology, p. 910 (1)
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.