a.1.(Zool.) Having elytra, or wing cases, as a beetle.
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Most of New York State's insects fall into just four orders: Coeloptera (beetles - the sheath-winged insects); Lepidoptera @moths, butterflies and skippers - the scale-winged insects); Diptera (true flies - the two-winged insects); and Hymenoptera (bees, wasps and ants - the membrane winged insects).