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forewing

(fôr′wĭng′)
n.
Either of a pair of anterior wings of a four-winged insect.
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The principal components analysis performed on hind wing and forewing landmarks identified important sources of geometric morphometric variation (Fig.
12); venation of forewing: Rs1 and Rs2 fused; Rs3 and Rs4 forked at base of 2/5 Rs3 (Fig.
In addition to the diagnosis of the forewing Sc is either simple or with one or two anterior oblique branches; Sc-r, r-m, m-cua, cua-cup, and a1-a2 cross-veins may be present, though may not be visible on poorly preserved specimens.
Forewing is yellow ochraceous with black wavy bands on the upper margin, double wavy line run along the margin of forewing and hindwing.
The length of the right forewing, length of the abdomen and height of the thorax were not statistically different between newly emerged Africanized honeybee queens kept in an incubator and queen banking, and their overall mean values were 9.60, 9.43 and 4.71 mm, respectively.
It is a handsome butterfly similar in size to the Painted Lady but much more boldly patterned: matte black with a brilliant scarlet border on each hindwing and band on each forewing, the latter blotched with strikingly contrasting white.