Left wing of the albatross.

Left Wing of Albatross

Left wing of the albatross.

"The winglet bastard wing, or ala spuria of a bird."-Whitney, 1902

Alula

"The winglet bastard wing, or ala spuria of a bird."-Whitney, 1902

"An instrument for indicating the velocity or pressure of the wind; a wind-gage."-Whitney, 1902

Anemometer

"An instrument for indicating the velocity or pressure of the wind; a wind-gage."-Whitney, 1902

"An instrument for indicating the velocity or pressure of the wind; a wind-gage."-Whitney, 1902

Anemometer

"An instrument for indicating the velocity or pressure of the wind; a wind-gage."-Whitney, 1902

A mammal that uses its webbed forelimbs to fly.

Bat

A mammal that uses its webbed forelimbs to fly.

The bat genus Nyctalus (Noctule bats) are Evening bats. They are distributed in the temperate and subtropical areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa.

Skeleton and Wing Membranes of the Noctule Bat

The bat genus Nyctalus (Noctule bats) are Evening bats. They are distributed in the temperate and subtropical…

"Under surface of large beetle, with deeply concave and comparatively small wings, shows that the nervures of the wings of the beetle are arranged along the anterior margins and throughout the substance of the wings generally, very much as the bones of the arm, forearm, and hand, are in the wings of the bat, to which they bear a very marked resemblance, both in their shape and mode of action."—Pettigrew, 1874

Large Beetle

"Under surface of large beetle, with deeply concave and comparatively small wings, shows that the nervures…

A wing of a bird.

Bird Wing

A wing of a bird.

"Shows how the bones of the arm (a), forearm (b), and hand (c), are twisted, and form a conical screw."—Pettigrew, 1874

Wing of Bird

"Shows how the bones of the arm (a), forearm (b), and hand (c), are twisted, and form a conical screw."—Pettigrew,…

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

An illustration of Borelli's bird with artificial wings. "r e, Anterior margin of the right wing, consisting of a rigid rod; o a, Posterior margin of the left wing same as the right; b c, Anterior; and f, Posterior margins of the left wing same as the right; d, Tial of the bird; r g, d h, Vertical direction of the down stroke of the wing." -Britannica, 1910.

Borelli's Bird with Artificial Wings

An illustration of Borelli's bird with artificial wings. "r e, Anterior margin of the right wing, consisting…

A flying insect known for its colors and patterns on their wings.

Butterfly

A flying insect known for its colors and patterns on their wings.

"Shows a butterfly with comparatively very large wings. The nervures are seen to be a great advantage in this specimen; and the enormous expanse of the pinions readily explains the irregular flight of the insect on the principle of recoil."—Pettigrew, 1874

Butterfly

"Shows a butterfly with comparatively very large wings. The nervures are seen to be a great advantage…

An outline of a butterfly labeling the different parts of the wings.

Butterfly Outline

An outline of a butterfly labeling the different parts of the wings.

Parnassius Apollo, a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. Also known as the Apollo Mountain Apollo. It is usually found in flowery meadows and pastures.

Apollo Butterfly

Parnassius Apollo, a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. Also known as the Apollo Mountain Apollo.…

A butterfly of the Pieridae family.

Colias Hyale Butterfly

A butterfly of the Pieridae family.

Papilio Machaon, also known as the Old World Swallowtail. A yellow butterfly with black wings and a wingspan of up to 8 cm.

Old World Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio Machaon, also known as the Old World Swallowtail. A yellow butterfly with black wings and a…

A well-known colorful butterfly found in Europe and Asia.

Peacock Butterfly

A well-known colorful butterfly found in Europe and Asia.

A genus of white butterflies, Pieris.

White Butterfly

A genus of white butterflies, Pieris.

"Daedalus and Icarus" —Bulfinch, 1897

Daedalus and Icarus

"Daedalus and Icarus" —Bulfinch, 1897

An insect characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body.

Dragonfly

An insect characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated…

"A name arising in the first instance probably from their invariable habit of secreting themselves in any cavity, of which they always endeavour to reach the innermost recess, and strengthened by the popular exaggerated idea of the strength and attributes of the anal forceps peculiar to these insects." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Earwig Wings

"A name arising in the first instance probably from their invariable habit of secreting themselves in…

Fender is the US English term for the part of an automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle body that frames a wheel well. Its primary purpose is to prevent sand, mud, rocks, and liquids from being thrown into the air by the rotating tire. Fenders are typically rigid and can be damaged by contact with the road surface. Instead flexible mud flaps are used close to the ground where contact may be possible.

Car Fender

Fender is the US English term for the part of an automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle body that frames…

In British English, the fender is called the wing. The equivalent component of a bicycle or motorcycle style of wing fitted to vintage cars which is not integral with the bodywork, is called a mudguard in Britain, as it guards other road users.

Car Fender

In British English, the fender is called the wing. The equivalent component of a bicycle or motorcycle…

A guard over each wheel of a motor vehicle, for example, that is shaped and positioned so as to block the splashing of water or mud.

Vehicle Fender

A guard over each wheel of a motor vehicle, for example, that is shaped and positioned so as to block…

A floral divider, with winged lions and a fountain.

Floral Divider with Winged Lions

A floral divider, with winged lions and a fountain.

A vehicle that sustains itself in and propels itself through the air; an airplane, helicopter, glider, or the like.

Early Type Flying Machine

A vehicle that sustains itself in and propels itself through the air; an airplane, helicopter, glider,…

A European species of butterfly with orange wings and black spots.

Silver-Washed Fritillary

A European species of butterfly with orange wings and black spots.

A common butterfly in the United Kingdom.

Gatekeeper

A common butterfly in the United Kingdom.

"Resin-gnat (Diplosis resinicola). a, adult female; b, wing of same; c, cross-section of antenna of female; d, same of male; e, section of pine twig showing work of larvae; f, same showing extruded pupa-cases; a, e, f, enlarged; b, c, d, still more enlarged." -Whitney, 1911

Resin Gnat

"Resin-gnat (Diplosis resinicola). a, adult female; b, wing of same; c, cross-section of antenna…

Also known as the Kinglet, the Golden-Crested Wren (Regulus cristatus) is the smallest of European birds. In America, only the hummingbird is less in size. It is one of the warblers (Sylviidæ). The length of the body is from three to six inches, there is a bright yellow crest, the back is yellowish olive green, the wings and tail ash brown with black and white markings. The Golden-Crested Wren is generally distributed over Europe. In spring it utters a sweet and surprisingly loud song.

Golden-Crested Wren

Also known as the Kinglet, the Golden-Crested Wren (Regulus cristatus) is the smallest of European birds.…

The wing muscles of a goose.

Goose Wing

The wing muscles of a goose.

A shield over or behind a vehicle's wheel to prevent mud or water from splashing onto that vehicle or a following vehicle. Also called splashguard.

Mud Guard

A shield over or behind a vehicle's wheel to prevent mud or water from splashing onto that vehicle or…

"Shows the twisted levers or screws formed by the wings of the gull."—Pettigrew, 1874

Sea Gull

"Shows the twisted levers or screws formed by the wings of the gull."—Pettigrew, 1874

"When once the mortal part of him has perished, Juno lays aside her enmity and marries him to Hebe, her own daughter and the embodiment of youth." —Bulfinch, 1897

Hebe

"When once the mortal part of him has perished, Juno lays aside her enmity and marries him to Hebe,…

"The Grey Heron in full flight. In the heron the wings are deeply concave, and unusually large as compared with the size of the bird."—Pettigrew, 1874

The Grey Heron

"The Grey Heron in full flight. In the heron the wings are deeply concave, and unusually large as compared…

"Iris puts on her robe of many colors, and tingeing the sky with her bow, seeks the palace of the King fo Sleep." —Bulfinch, 1897

Iris

"Iris puts on her robe of many colors, and tingeing the sky with her bow, seeks the palace of the King…

"Right wing of the Kestrel, drawn from the specimen, while being held against the light."—Pettigrew, 1874

Right Wing of Kestrel

"Right wing of the Kestrel, drawn from the specimen, while being held against the light."—Pettigrew,…

A gliding mammal that uses the flaps of extra skin between their legs to glide from higher to lower locations.

Flying Lemur

A gliding mammal that uses the flaps of extra skin between their legs to glide from higher to lower…

A winged female of the wheat plant louse species.

Wheat Plant Louse

A winged female of the wheat plant louse species.

"Mercury." —Bulfinch, 1897

Mercury

"Mercury." —Bulfinch, 1897

"Mercury made haste, put his winged slippers on his feet, and cap on his head, took his sleep-producing want, and leaped down from the heavenly towers to the earth." —Bulfinch, 1897

Mercury (Hermes)

"Mercury made haste, put his winged slippers on his feet, and cap on his head, took his sleep-producing…

"The family Morphidae contains the largest and most splendid of the South American butterflies. Their wings, often 7 inches in expanse, are generally of a brilliant metallic blue, which, as the insect flies, flashes in the sunlight so as to be visible, it is said, a quarter of a mile off." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Morphidae

"The family Morphidae contains the largest and most splendid of the South American butterflies. Their…

"These are wasplike moths of brilliant colors and have transparent wings. They generally fly by day." — Davison, 1906

Clear-Winged Moth

"These are wasplike moths of brilliant colors and have transparent wings. They generally fly by day."…

"The insects of the group Pterophorina, are remarkable from the peculiar conformation of their wings. Each of these organs is split longitudinally into several branches, all of them delicately fringed. In the genus Pterophora the fore wings are divided into two, and the hind wings into three branches; while in Orneodes each wing is split into six, and these when the insect is at rest are folded together after the manner of a fan." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Plume Moth

"The insects of the group Pterophorina, are remarkable from the peculiar conformation of their wings.…

"The insects of the group Pterophorina, are remarkable from the peculiar conformation of their wings. Each of these organs is split longitudinally into several branches, all of them delicately fringed. In the genus Pterophora the fore wings are divided into two, and the hind wings into three branches; while in Orneodes each wing is split into six, and these when the insect is at rest are folded together after the manner of a fan." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Plume Moth

"The insects of the group Pterophorina, are remarkable from the peculiar conformation of their wings.…

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the anterior segments of their bodies, and remaining motionless in this position for hours, thus bearing a fanciful resemblace to the fabled Sphinx, are for the most part crepuscular and day-flying." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Sphinx Moth

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the…

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the anterior segments of their bodies, and remaining motionless in this position for hours, thus bearing a fanciful resemblace to the fabled Sphinx, are for the most part crepuscular and day-flying." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Sphinx Moth

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the…

A butterfly native to Eurasia and North America. It has wings that are dark red with a yellow border.

Mourning Cloak

A butterfly native to Eurasia and North America. It has wings that are dark red with a yellow border.

"Nike, or Victory." —Bulfinch, 1897

Nike

"Nike, or Victory." —Bulfinch, 1897

"Shows the powerful legs, small feet, and rudimentary wings of the bird; the obliquity at which the bones of the legs and wings are placed, and the comparatively small angles which two bones make at their point of junction."—Pettigrew, 1857

Skeleton of Ostrich

"Shows the powerful legs, small feet, and rudimentary wings of the bird; the obliquity at which the…

"When Phryxsus arrived in Colchis, he sacrificed his winger ram to Jupiter, in acknowledgement of the divine protection, and deposited its golden fleece in the same diety's temple."

Phryxsus and ram

"When Phryxsus arrived in Colchis, he sacrificed his winger ram to Jupiter, in acknowledgement of the…

This design features an adjustable plough allowing for the wing to pivot.

Landscaping Plough

This design features an adjustable plough allowing for the wing to pivot.

A well-known colorful butterfly found in Europe, Asia and North America.

Red Admiral

A well-known colorful butterfly found in Europe, Asia and North America.

Winged sandals.

Winged sandals

Winged sandals.

"The Satyridae are found in every quarter of the globe, and seem equally at home on open plains, in forests, and on the slopes of mountains. Their larva feet chiefly on grass, and have the almost unique habit of remaining concealed by day and of coming forth at night to feed." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Satyrus Balder

"The Satyridae are found in every quarter of the globe, and seem equally at home on open plains, in…

"Clear-winged moths, Sesiidae, day-fliers, and looking more like bees, wasps, and ichneumons which they are supposed to imitate." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Sesiidae

"Clear-winged moths, Sesiidae, day-fliers, and looking more like bees, wasps, and ichneumons which they…