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hind wing

noun
1.
the second, posterior, or metathoracic wing of an insect.
Origin of hind wing
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35
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  • Fig. 9, A, shows a fore and a hind wing of the Swallow-tail butterfly.

  • The median vein in the hind wing has three nervules as in the fore wing.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • The hind wing is tailed at the end of the third median nervule.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • The cell of the hind wing is evenly rounded at its outer extremity.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • The inner margin of the hind wing is more or less excavated.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • The little tails of the hind wing touch the branch and form a perfect stalk to the seeming leaf.

  • 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
  • The whole of the base of the hind wing is also black, and the ground colour is decidedly brighter.

    Butterflies and Moths

    William S. Furneaux
  • 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
  • The broad sienna band of the hind wing is also divided by narrow black lines into seven parts, six of which have black centres.

    Butterflies and Moths

    William S. Furneaux

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