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Underwing   Listen
noun
Underwing  n.  
1.
(Zool.) One of the posterior wings of an insect.
2.
(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of noctuid moths belonging to Catocala and allied genera, in which the hind wings are banded with red and black or other conspicuous colors. Many of the species are called red underwing.






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"Underwing" Quotes from Famous Books



... black except for the flash of the slight gray underwing and the bright yellow swelling at the base ...
— Ducks at a Distance - A Waterfowl Identification Guide • Robert W. Hines



Words linked to "Underwing" :   Catocala nupta, genus Catacala, noctuid moth, noctuid, red underwing



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