wing case


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Recent Examples on the Web Birds were up to three times less likely to find worms in the iridescent wing cases than in the noniridescent ones, the team reports today in Current Biology. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Science | AAAS, 23 Jan. 2020 To find out, researchers filled nearly 900 jewel beetle wing cases, some naturally iridescent (above) and some painted with plain colors, with worms. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Science | AAAS, 23 Jan. 2020 Humans had trouble too: People in the park were up to six times less likely to find the iridescent wing cases than the plain ones—and the glossier the leaves, the harder the task. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Science | AAAS, 23 Jan. 2020 So too are the birds-head earrings and the gown embroidered with iridescent beetle-wing cases. Susan Delson, WSJ, 20 Apr. 2018 In one coprolite the researchers found the remains of three beetle species, including two wing cases and a part of a leg. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 9 June 2017

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1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Wing case.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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