costal spines
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In generalized Lepidoptera, a tuft of slightly curved spine-like setae on the costa of the hind wing near the base, that functions in holding the wings together.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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