The inner layer of the coating of a seed, usually thin and delicate; the endopleura.
One of the elytra of an insect, especially of certain Orthoptera.
The forewing. In many species this is coloured or somewhat hardened to help protect the delicate hindwings.
L. = a covering; cf. integument.
A covering or integument, such as the tough, leathery forewing of certain insects or the inner coat of a seed.
(pl., tegmina) the thickened or leathery front wing of an orthopteran
The thickened and leathery forewing in the insect orders Orthoptera and Dictyoptera.
( tegmina, pl.): The hardened or leathery forewing of Orthoptera.
a covering; - the hardened, leathery forewing in Orthoptera, Blattaria and some Hemiptera. It is also sometimes applied to the hemelytra of Heteroptera.
A leathery forewing, as in Orthoptera.
Latin = covering (cf. integument = the skin).
A tegmen (pl. tegmina) designates the modified leathery front wing on an insect. They are not used for flying. Orders that have tegmina are the Dermaptera (earwigs), Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets), Mantodea (praying mantis) and Blattodea (cockroaches).