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hind wing

noun
1.
the second, posterior, or metathoracic wing of an insect.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • The eye spots are usually round to slightly oval and are well-developed on the fore wing as well as on the hind wing.
  • Upper side of hind wing yellowish white with a broad blackish brown outer marginal band.
  • Although there are distinctive white veins on the underside of the hind wing that can be seen on resting butterflies.
  • The hind wing can provide some key identification features.
  • The forewing has a faint brown bar, while the hind wing has marginal dots.
  • The wings are transparent with amber tinting at the base of the hind wing.
  • There is a line of white dots across the underside of the hind wing, which may join to form a nearly solid white line.
  • The eyespots are usually round to slightly oval and are well-developed on the fore wing as well as on the hind wing.

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