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Offline tangoblue

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« on: 21/05/2010 21:15:14 »
does anyone know what the hard shell that opens on a beetle is called.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 22/05/2010 16:46:30 »
Carapace?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/05/2010 17:16:31 »
Carapace was the first thing that sprung to my mind too, but carapaces don't open.  I believe that what tangoblue is thinking of are called the Wing Covers.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 22/05/2010 17:57:21 »
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elytron, elytrum  n. (pl. -ra) insect's hardened forewing, forming case for hind wing.
http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/dictionaries/difficultwords/data/d0005034.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elytron

« Last Edit: 22/05/2010 18:00:36 by RD »
 

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« Reply #4 on: 22/05/2010 19:01:36 »
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elytron, elytrum  n. (pl. -ra) insect's hardened forewing, forming case for hind wing.
http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/dictionaries/difficultwords/data/d0005034.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elytron


Yup, that's the fella.  I think I've also heard them called Wing Cases too.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 18/07/2010 02:37:40 »
The carapace rings a bell, i thaught that there was only one outside 'hard shell'.
 

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