Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of hind wing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A moth of the family Noctuidæ.

Etymologies

From hind + wing. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The color can be variable below- from yellowish to brown, this one is worn and still shows a hint of the yellowish scales around the some of the veins on the hindwing.

    Palm skipper

  • If you look closely, you will notice that this individual is missing a small portion of its hindwing, including one of the pair of hair-like tails it had.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Of the well-known green species of papilio, with longish tails and blue or green spots on the hindwing, there are four species, of which one is European.

    The Heart of Nature or, The Quest for Natural Beauty

  • If I managed to get really close I could hear the faint thrum of those fizzing wings which, on photographs, showed as merely a blur with a hazy lozenge of pale peach visible in the hindwing.

    The Guardian World News

  • Since I had the moth in hand, I was able to lift the forewing for a look at the hindwing, which had the orange and brown pattern typical of A. pyramidoides.

    A DC Birding Blog

  • You can tell it’s a “she” by the relatively thick wing veins and the lack of a pouch-like swelling on a vein on the hindwing.

    One Queen Returns - The Panda's Thumb

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.