We are therefore entitled to assume that the suppressed wings of Exopterygota tend to reappear; and, speaking of the past, we may say that if after a period of suppression the wings began to reappear as hypodermal buds while a more rigid pressure was exerted by the cuticle, the growth of the buds would necessarily be inwards, and we should have incipient endopterygotism.
It has been previously remarked that the phenomena of holometabolism are connected with the development of wings inside the body (except in the case of the fleas, where there are no wings in the perfect insect).
The wings of insects may consist either of one or two pairs - the anterior or upper pair, when two are present, being in some instances greatly modified and presenting a corneous condition.
The elytra are to the delicate wings of some insects what the thick anterior margins are to stronger wings.
The smith avenged himself by the slaughter of NiPoPr's two sons and the rape of his daughter Bodvildr. He then soared away on wings he had prepared.
When he came to where the strap was hanging he tied the wings all in a bunch to the end of the line, and the Wizard drew them up.
At length, on some louder noise or my nearer approach, he would grow uneasy and sluggishly turn about on his perch, as if impatient at having his dreams disturbed; and when he launched himself off and flapped through the pines, spreading his wings to unexpected breadth, I could not hear the slightest sound from them.
The ducks flapped their wings and splashed across the pond, finally becoming airborne.
The day was already decided in favour of the French when their wings began to close inwards to cut off the retreat of the imperial centre.
The front wings are short and horny and when at rest meet without overlapping in the middle line, like the wing-cases of brachelytrous.