frenate wing coupling
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Lepidopterous wing coupling with a well developed frenulum that engages with a catch or retinaculum on the underside of the fore wing, securing the wings together.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • jugo-frenate wing coupling — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Lepidoptera, wing coupling where the jugum is folded under the fore wings and holds the frenular bristles …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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