- the second, posterior, or metathoracic wing of an insect.
Origin of hind wing
First recorded in 1930–35
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Examples from the Web for hind wing
The termen of the hind-wing is also furnished with variable indentations.New Zealand Moths and Butterflies
G. V. Hudson
The former is green on the upper side with yellow spots on the hind-wing, and the long tails are tipped with yellow.
Their fore-wings are wholly of a velvety black and the hind-wing golden yellow scolloped with black.
The transverse fold of the hind-wing is towards the tip, about two-thirds of the wing-length from the base.