Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Frenulum

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3888

A spine-like process in Lepidoptera in which the spine arises from the base of the hind wing, protrudes beneath the forewing, and serves to couple the fore- and hind wings during flight.

 Wings of Insects

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