Wing shell

(Zool.) wing case of an insect.

See also: Wing

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The pearl wing shell, Pteria penguin (Roding) from the Andaman Islands, India.
It is also known for its rich and diverse coastal resources, particularly mangroves and shellfish, including economically important species, such as oysters, green mussels (Perna viridis), nylon shell (Paphia undulata), angel wing shell (Pholas orientalis), shrimps and crabs.
The attachment points that fix the panel to the wing box itself are all made of composite materials and integrated into the underside of the wing shell. The completely smooth outer surface and wing leading edge reduce drag, facilitating natural laminar airflow over the wing.
The Marcus Nanotechnology Building at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, for example, had a recent interior build-out of the existing laboratory wing shell space.