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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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Females of Eudarcia (8 species) are brachypterous, with degenerate forewings and more or less reduced hindwings (Bidzilya et al.
We also classified all carabid beetles as either macropterous (with fully developed hindwings), brachypterous (with very short or rudimentary hindwings), or apterous (with no hindwings) based on Jelaska and Durbesic [45].
The brachypterous females of Euthysanius species clearly have six ventrites, with the basal ventrite forming a complete sclerite across the abdomen.
Kawakami Y (1999) Geographic variation of the brachypterous grasshopper Parapodisma setouchiensis group in Western Honshu, with its taxonomic revision.
3.--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.