Definition of wing case in English:

wing case

Syllabification: wing case

noun

  • Each of a pair of modified toughened forewings that cover the functional wings in certain insects, especially an elytron of a beetle.
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    • I can add one piece of information to the whole Japanese bean beetle lore: goldfish will eat all of a Japanese bean beetle, even the spotted wing case, but they don't eat the wings.
    • Examples of such structure-generated colors can be seen in shimmering metallic butterfly and moth scales, beetle wing cases, and the feathers of hummingbirds, peacocks and birds of paradise.
    • He then decorates his bower with colourful objects, from flowers and pebbles to berries, shells, and beetle wing cases.

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