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forewing

(fôr′wĭng′)
n.
Either of a pair of anterior wings of a four-winged insect.
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According to the study on the properties of insect wings by Combes and Daniel [28], the density ratio [[rho].sup.*] of insect wing is typically of the order O([10.sup.3]), which is consist with our findings.
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Entomologists now find that the lift produced by insect wings defies traditional laws of aerodynamics.
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As he opened the doors, which fan out like insect wings, I briefly imagined myself as a stunning socialite, used to such indulgence.
Microbiologist Elena Ivanova of Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn, Australia, and colleagues designed the nanoarchitecture by taking cues from bactericidal surfaces in nature such as insect wings. Using scanning electron microscopy, the team discovered that dragonfly wings have protrusions just 240 nanometers tall that appeared to pop bacterial cells that tried to attach to the wing.
Eocene Lagerstatten of the Okanagan Highlands of British Columbia are the subject of a review by Archibald et al., featuring wonderful fossil sites where you can sometimes see colour patterns on insect wings, cell patterns on leaves, and the delicate structures of flowers, all on remains of organisms that lived about 50 million years ago!
Salon operators say clients prefer the striking pattern, which is also prized by anglers for its buoyancy and resemblance to insect wings.
For example, S.A.Combes of Washington investigates flexural stiffness influences on insect wings scaling and wing venation.
Indeed, if you're here during a bright afternoon and stand behind the Floral Trail display in the cor-neof the main square near to the Sea Life Centre, the cafe's ribbed, translucent roof looks like insect wings in search of pollen.
& unguents, & pouches full of insect wings. Later there was a