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Having short or rudimentary wings, as certain insects.

[From Greek brakhupteros : brakhu-, brachy- + pteron, wing; see -pter.]

bra·chyp′ter·ism (-tə-rĭz′əm) n.


(Zoology) having very short or incompletely developed wings: brachypterous insects.
braˈchypterism n


(brəˈkɪp tər əs)

having short wings.
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Adj.1.brachypterous - (especially of certain insects) having very short or rudimentary wings
winged - having wings or as if having wings of a specified kind; "the winged feet of Mercury";
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2004) observed that replacement by brachypterous nymphs occurred in two 3-yr-old colonies that naturally lost a primary reproductive.
It was hypothesized that macropterous individuals exhibit higher mobility and dispersal range than brachypterous individuals.
Brachypterous form: Thorax: Pronotum wider than long; anterolateral margins nearly parallel sided; disk longitudinally depressed through the middle with weak carina which ends before the posterior margin.
1] basally, but in brachypterous usually so; nodal and subapical lines present; clavus extending two-thirds of length of tegmen; gonostyli symmetrical; first valvula of ovipositor devoid of teeth on ventral margin and with 2-4 teeth on dorsal margin; third valvula with teeth at apex and none on ventral margin.
Laccocoris limicola is in the spurcus group, which is characterized as having slightly shortened membranes of the hemelytra and brachypterous or micropterous hindwings, and the posterolateral angles of the pronotum are more or less acute and recurved caudad (Poisson 1949; Linnavuori 1987).
He furthermore diagnosed Macroveliidae by the eggs having several micropyles; Macrovelia by the flightless, brachypterous form; Oravelia by the first antennal segment being longer than the head width, and Chepuvelia by the abdominal scent orifice being situated on a prominent tubercle.
mojave; females are macropterous or brachypterous (or micropterous), and males are brachypterous.
All described members of Physoderinae are macropterous, brachypterous specimens probably representing an undescribed species of Physoderes have been deposited in some collections (W.
DIAGNOSIS: Recognized by the combination of a contrasting yellow fascia on the anterior portion of the hemelytron or overall brown coloration, the presence of simple, reclining setae mixed with stout, thick, brown setae on the head, body and hemelytron; the small, slender endosoma without spines or elaborations, and the hemelytron in the brachypterous female with a greatly reduced membrane, rounded apically, and just reaching the apex of the abdomen.
Brachypterous adults were released more often than nymphs and macropterous adults.
Austen (1936) described a strange, hairy and brachypterous fly from two male specimens collected at Ukasi (as Ukazzi) in 1933 by Major Harry Barron Sharpe, then District Commissioner of the large Garissa District of eastern Kenya.