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mx id: 475 | OBO id: HAO:0000351 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000351
fore wing synonyms: ala antica, ala superior, anterior wing, forewing, front wing, mesala, primarie wing, proala, upper wing
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The wing that is located on the mesothorax.
written by: Deans, A. R. 2009. HAO curator..

Relationships / properties:
The fore wing is a wing.
The fore wing is part of the cuticle. The fore wing is part of the mesothorax. The fore wing is part of the multi-cellular organism. The fore wing is part of the pterothorax.

Figures
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Label usage (sensu)
fore wing by Deans, A. R. 2009. HAO curator..
forewing by Miko, I. 2009. -2014 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
ala antica by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
ala superior by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
forewing by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
mesala by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
proala by Zombori, L., and H. Steinmann. 1999. Dictionary of Insect Morphology. Handbuch der Zoologie 4:1-404.
upper wing by Kirby, W., and W. Spencer. 1828. An introduction to Entomology: or elements of the natural history of insects. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, London 732 pp.
fore wing by Comstock, J. H., and J. G. Needham. 1898. The Wings of Insects Chapter III (Continued). American Naturalist 32:335-340.
primarie wing by Smith, J. B. 1906. Explanation of terms used in Entomology. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society:154.
anterior wing by Smith, J. B. 1906. Explanation of terms used in Entomology. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society:154.
front wing by Ashmead, W. H. 1900. Notes on some New Zealand and Australian parasitic Hymenoptera, with description of new genera and new species. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 3:327-360.
Comments and tags
comment added over 8 years ago by Matt Yoder
"By definition, and by analogy with 'forearm', the term 'forewing' refers to the front (or leading) part of a wing - any wing. On the other hand, the 'fore wing' means just that, the front wing, where there are more than one. The same goes for 'hindwing' vs 'hind wing'" - A. Polaszek
  Reference: None provided.
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added about 9 years ago by Andy Deans
anterior wing, arising from the mesothorax
  Reference: Goulet, H., and J. T. Huber. 1993. Hymenoptera of the World: An Identification Guide to Families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E., Ottawa, ON 668 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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