elytron


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elytron

(ĕl′ĭ-trŏn′)
n. pl. ely·tra (-trə)
Either of the leathery or chitinous forewings of a beetle or a related insect, serving to encase the membranous hind wings used in flight. Also called wing case.

el′y·troid′ (-troid′) adj.

elytron

see COLEOPTERA.
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Body brownish with network of four black bands, two on each elytron, one on anterior side and one on posterior side.
Elytron will begin flight testing this summer in Northern CA.
Given the "face-to-face" nature of coccinellid courtship, it seems more likely that pronotal patterns would be used to communicate information to conspecifics as opposed to elytron patterns.
Elytra yellowish brown, each elytron with two piceous areas, one surrounding the scutellum, the other, larger, occupying the apical area.
Elytra parallel-sided, gently tapering at apical 1/3, each elytron densely punctate, those punctures slightly deeper than on pronotum.
They are black in color, with a prominentvenation and reticulum; there is a narrow tapering yellow stripe centred on the first anal vein, which does not reach the tip of the elytron.
3(4) each elytron with longitudinal striae from yellow pubescence; abdominal sternites (Fig.
Accessory stria of elytron: short longitudinal groove situated near the basal margin of the elytron, between the elytral commissure and the basal stria.
The file is highly developed on the left elytron and only marginally developed on the right elytron (Fig.
Excludes Habrolampis, despite this taxon having a narrow yellow stripe on elytron, like the present specimen.
It is notched posteriorly, but demarcated slightly into two parts along the notched area parallel to elytron separation line.