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hind wing

noun
1.
the second, posterior, or metathoracic wing of an insect.
Origin of hind wing
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • The hind wing is deeply mottled with ferruginous, on which the lighter white markings stand forth very conspicuously.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • The median vein in the hind wing has three nervules as in the fore wing.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • In many species there is a tailed projection or two on the hind inner margin of the hind wing.

    Butterflies Worth Knowing Clarence M. Weed
  • The hind wing is tailed at the end of the third median nervule.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • Fig. 9, A, shows a fore and a hind wing of the Swallow-tail butterfly.

  • The cell of the hind wing is evenly rounded at its outer extremity.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • Spread the wings of the adult and make a careful drawing of one front and one hind wing showing accurately the wing veins.

  • On the front edge of the hind wing a short distance from the outer end is a row of hooks.

    Through a Microscope Samuel Wells
  • There is also another form in the two species in which the hind wing is almost white instead of the usual brown shade.

    Mimicry in Butterflies Reginald Crundall Punnett
  • The margins are all black, and inside the broader margin of the hind wing is a row of six very pale yellow spots.

    Butterflies and Moths William S. Furneaux

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