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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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Brachypterous wing (black arrows) (adult Frankliniella fusca).
Kawakami Y (1999) Geographic variation of the brachypterous grasshopper Parapodisma setouchiensis group in Western Honshu, with its taxonomic revision.
Eyes small in macropterous and brachypterous, never surpassing dorsal or ventral margin of head in lateral view; beginning of postero-ventral series of fore femur distant from the base of the segment; hemelytron with only discal cell or accompanied by a much reduce subbasal cell; hind wings, M shifted to touch Cu directly for a short distance so as to eliminate the m-cu cross vein (Fig.
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.
The females of Goja and Ianthorntonia (female unknown in Rogojiella), are either brachypterous or apterous, with v1 directed posteriorly from their junction with the clunium.
A new brachypterous mesepipsocus (psocodea: 'psocoptera': epipsocidae) from Bolivia.
Brachypterous and macropterous forms are commonly found in females, and it is believed that the relative abundance of these forms is due to population dynamics, environment-linked characters and the physiological stage of the host plant (Denno and Perfect 1994).
Differences in juvenile hormone esterase activity between presumptive macropterous and brachypterous Gryllus rubens: implications for the hormonal control of wing polymorphism.