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hemelytron, hemielytron, hemelytra, hemielytra

Heteroptera morphology Some sort of stinkbug? - Euthyrhynchus floridanus Conk bug - Fulvius slateri
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (H)
No Taxon hemelytron, hemielytron, hemelytra, hemielytra
hemelytron noun, plural hemelytra - modified forewings thick and cornified (horny) at the base, and membranous at the apex (tips). Characteristic of Heteroptera (true bugs).
Alternate spellings: hemielytron, hemielytra.
See Also
hemelytron, hemelytra
Print References
Gordh, A Dictionary of Entomology, p. 434 (1)
Internet References
Wikipedia: Insect wing
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.