Table 1.

Nomenclature of the veins of the fore-wing of Teleogryllus oceanicus

Name of veinAbbreviationDescription
CostaCAnterior edge
SubcostaScStrong vein with branches towards anterior edge of wing
RadiusRStrong vein between Sc and M
MediaMWith Sc and R forms the lever that drives wing opening and closing
Cubitus 1Cu1Its ascending and descending branches form the distal edges of the harp
Cubitus 2Cu2Forms the proximal edge or base of the harp and bears the file on its underside
Anal 1A1Runs parallel to and adjacent to Cu2, fusing with Cu2 near the anal node
Anal 2, 3A2, A3Veins traversing the anal area and meeting at or near the anal node
  • Nomenclature follows the Comstock—Needham system (Comstock, 1918; Snodgrass, 1935) and the description given by Ragge (1955). The veins are named in order from the anterior to the posterior edge; Fig. 1 follows this usage. The C, Sc, R and M veins form the lateral or anterior field of the wing; The anal veins are somewhat ill-defined — that part of the wing is termed the anal area; the region in which Cu1, Cu2 and the anal veins run is the dorsal or posterior field of the wing.