1. one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
  2. any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
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  • Black: the two basal joints of the flagellum, the apical margin of the clypeus, the labrum, mandibles, and legs ferruginous; the wings fulvo-hyaline, the nervures ferruginous, the tegulæ more or less rufo-testaceous; the sides of the metathorax with tufts of pale fulvous pubescence and the floccus on the posterior femora of the same colour, the tibiæ and tarsi with short ferruginous pubescence. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
  • Discocellular nervure or vein: Lepidoptera; = discal vein, q.v. Discoidal: relating to the disc, or middle = discal. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
  • Marginal field: in tegmina = costal field: q.v. Marginal nervure or vein: in Orthoptera, = costa (Comst.): in Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
  • Head densely clothed with long whitish hairs; thorax and abdomen with black hairs; wings hyaline, the nervures and nervules brown, with a few black scales: base of the anterior and abdominal fold of the posterior more or less covered with black hairs; antennae and legs fuscous brown. Journals of expeditions of discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1
  • Thorax: the tegulæ pale rufo-testaceous, wings hyaline, the nervures ferruginous; the metathorax coarsely rugose; the articulations of the legs and the tarsi ferruginous. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
  • Thorax smooth and shining, with scattered fulvous hairs; the wings fusco-hyaline, with a dark fuscous stain occupying the marginal cell and traversing the course of all the nervures; the legs with the femora much incrassated, the posterior pair compressed beneath into a flattened process or keel. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
  • The sound can be modified accordingly as the strokes of each bow bear upon the callosity, which is itself serrated or wrinkled, or on one of the four smooth radiating nervures. Social Life in the Insect World
  • Entirely ochraceous, with the face and scape in front yellow; the body beneath is pale ochraceous; the antennæ ferruginous, above dusky; the eyes emarginate within; the tarsi have the tips of the claws black; the wings flavo-hyaline, with the apex of the anterior pair fuscous, the nervures black, becoming yellow at the base of the wings. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
  • This last nervure, which is of a slightly reddish hue, is the fundamental element of the musical device; it is, in short, the bow, the fiddlestick, as is proved by the fine notches which run across it. Social Life in the Insect World
  • First inner apical nervure: in Hymenoptera (Nort.); is cubitus 1, from media 4, to first anal (Comst.). Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
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