dealate

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de·a·late

 (dē-ā′lāt′) or de·a·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
adj.
Having lost the wings. Used of ants, termites, and other insects that shed their wings after a mating flight.
n.
A dealate insect.

de′a·la′tion n.

dealate

(ˈdiːeɪˌleɪt; -lɪt) or

dealated

adj
(Zoology) (of ants and other insects) having lost their wings, esp by biting or rubbing them off after mating
[from de- + alate]
ˌdeaˈlation n

de•a•late

(ˈdi eɪˌleɪt, -lɪt)

also de•a•lat•ed

(-ˌleɪ tɪd)

adj.
(of certain ants and termites after nuptial flights) having no wings as a result of having bitten or rubbed them off.
de`a•la′tion, n.
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As in lower termites, the colony of higher termites (family Termitidae) is normally headed by a pair of dealated imagines (the king and the queen), which have founded the society after swarming.
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Thirty-two dealated queens found walking on the ground after a nuptial flight were collected from the Kasori population, about 4 km northeast from the Ecology Park.