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.
Once each batch of foam cores was done, Elytron laminated them with carbon fiber prepreg material and glued the core pieces together.
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.
Females were marked with two small dots of paint on each elytron. Those placed on the plants with males received a different color of paint than those placed on plants without males.
Elytron 3.1x longer than wide, with shallow, rugose, round punctures along the striae and weakly rugo-punctate interstriae, with numerous erect, short setae.
Measurements for holotype: length from anterior margin of pronotum to apex of elytron 2.0 mm, median length of pronotum 0.6 mm, maximum width of pronotum 1.05 mm, length of elytron (suture) 1.7 mm, maximum width across elytra 1.2 mm.
Sexual dimorphism M/F ratios (mean lengths of pronotum, elytron, and hind femur) = 0.78 - 0.82 (Table 1).
1(2) apical part of each elytron with spines ..........................