Description: This butterfly is commonly known as akk butterfly, plain tiger or African monarch, they are generally brown in appearance with white markings at apical part of forewing
, both forewings
and hindwings have fringe of dark brown with small uneven spots, mid of hindwing with three spots.
Preston-Mafham 2000): when the first spermatophore is ready to transfer, the male turns his back while raising his forewings
perpendicularly to the body, which exposes the glandular structures located on the metanotum below the base of the forewings
Earwigs intricately fold and tuck their hindwings under tiny forewings
, inspiring design of satellite solar panels.
The waterscorpion moved its forewings
slightly (Figures 5, 6) and then suddenly, some 15 minutes after we first found it, it flew off strongly, making a whirring/buzzing noise as it did so.
Identification of the individual were based on the following: In males, they are smaller which means less weight to carry, greater strength to weight ratio for better agility, they are more brightly colored, more pointed forewings
(flight aerodynamics, built for speed, chase and evasion) and they have skinner abdomens (no eggs) which is opposite to the females.
Same as the macropterous female, but with neotenic characters as follows: Forewings
scale-like, with dense field of microspines throughout the surface, with no trace of venation (Fig.
The moth, which is just 5mm long, with shiny, bright brown forewings
and thin, silvery white stripes is now becoming far more noticeable in Wales.
Also these three species show a reduced vein CuP in the forewings
, sometimes absent or partially developed, with different states even in the wings of the same specimen.
And it has two pairs of wings, the forewings
marked by a chestnut leading edge.
The right rear and forewings
of 10 workers from each of the 66 colonies were analysed.
are black, and at the front edge there occur white stripes.
are boldly-marked with stripes and bands similar to tigers in the jungle.