[ fawr-wing, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌwɪŋ, ˈfoʊr- /
What Is The Difference Between A Bug And An Insect?We tend to use the word bug loosely for any very small creature with legs. However, a true bug is defined as belonging to the order Hemiptera. These creatures characteristically have tough forewings and lack teeth, such as beetles. True bugs have a stylet (a mouth shaped like a straw) that they use to suck juices from plants. Insects belong to the class Insecta and they are characterized by three-part bodies, usually two pairs of wings, and …
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Origin of forewing
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Two or more of the radial nervures in the forewing arise from a common stalk or are suppressed.
A form was bred by Deschange from Zatima in which even the field in the forewing is obliterated.Problems of Genetics|William Bateson
/ (ˈfɔːˌwɪŋ) /
either wing of the anterior pair of an insect's two pairs of wings
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