noun, plural hem·el·y·tra [he-mel-i-truh] /hɛˈmɛl ɪ trə/. Entomology.
Examples from the Web for hemelytra
From this structure it should seem that in flight the Hemelytra are more important than the wings.
Hemipterous insects, with respect to their Hemelytra, may be divided into two classes.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)|William Kirby
Many of the above terms will apply to Tegmina, Hemelytra, Wings, &c.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)|William Kirby
The coriaceous part of the hemelytra is of a purple tint, but the membranous part is brown.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
This skin is also found in some Hemelytra, but not in Tegmina.