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In the genus Blaps F., the mucro that arms the apex of each elytrum is longer in the former sex than in the latter.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
When a spot for instance is partly on one elytrum and partly on the other.
I saw one once on one elytrum of a beetle and not on the other.
The elytrum, which is heavier and much less extensive, repeats this structure.Social Life in the Insect World|J. H. Fabre
Elytrum, el′it-rum, n. the fore-wing of beetles, modified to form more or less hard coverings for the hind pair—also El′ytron:—pl.