Definition of Elytra. Meaning of Elytra. Synonyms of Elytra

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Definition of Elytra

Elytra
Elytron El"y*tron (?; 277), Elytrum El"y*trum (-tr?m)n.; pl. Elytra. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to roll round.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of the anterior pair of wings in the Coleoptera and some other insects, when they are thick and serve only as a protection for the posterior pair. See Coleoptera. (b) One of the shieldlike dorsal scales of certain annelids. See Ch[ae]topoda.

Meaning of Elytra from wikipedia

- An elytron (/ˈɛlɪtrɒn/; from Gr**** ἔλυτρον "sheath, cover"; plural: elytra /-trə/) is a modified, hardened forewing of certain insect orders, notably beetles...
- exoskeleton including the elytra, though some such as the rove beetles have very short elytra while blister beetles have softer elytra. The general anatomy...
- exception of the elytra, which can have shades of olive-green. They have a black suture with sp****ly distributed black spots elsewhere on the elytra. They have...
- rhinoceros beetle that lives in the Eastern United States. The adult's elytra are green, gray or tan, with black markings, and the whole animal, including...
- pronotum and elytra is distinctly similar, unlike in C. graminis. There is a smooth lip running only half the length of the ventral edge of the elytra, whereas...
- spectacularly colored jewel beetles are highly prized by insect collectors. The elytra of some Buprestidae species have been traditionally used in beetlewing jewellery...
- comparable size. The body of E. gigantea is robust and elongated and the elytra have a wrinkled surface and a metallic green colour with reddish or purplish...
- ladybug can be distinguished from others because of its lack of spots on the elytra. Cycloneda sanguinea is the most widespread ladybird beetle in Latin America...
- family (Staphylinidae) of beetles, primarily distinguished by their short elytra (wing covers) that typically leave more than half of their abdominal segments...
- cream in colour, with a zigzag line dividing the cream coloured area of the elytra. Being crepuscular insects, adult flight activity is restricted to the warmer...