"A genus of moths belonging to the family Zygænidæ, founded by clemens in 1862.They are small and delicate and of somber colors."-Whitney, 1902

Acoloithus

"A genus of moths belonging to the family Zygænidæ, founded by clemens in 1862.They are…

An illustration of a angle's face and wings doodad.

Angel with Wings Doodad

An illustration of a angle's face and wings doodad.

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a man holding a book and looking down at an angel kneeling. It is a Bass-relief that can now be found in Florence, Italy.

The Annunciation

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a man holding a book and looking down at an angel…

A, The Balloon made of taffeta, 25 feet in diameter covered with a net; B, the car suspended by longitudinal cords from the hoop C; D, the wings moved by rack-work E; F, a parachute or umbrella to break the force of descent if the balloon should burst; G, A tube communicating with the inside of the balloon.

Blanchard's Balloon

A, The Balloon made of taffeta, 25 feet in diameter covered with a net; B, the car suspended by longitudinal…

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.

"A and B...are two corks, into each of which r inserted four wing feathers from any bird, so as to be slightly inclined like the sails of a windmill, but in opposite directions in each set. A round shaft is fixed in the cork a, which ends in a sharp point. At the upper part of the cork b is fixed a whalebone bow, having a small pivot hole in its centre to receive the point of the shaft. The bow is then to be strung equally on each side to the upper portion of the shaft, and the little machine is completed. Wind up the string by turning the flyers different ways, so that the spring of the bow may unwind them with their anterior edges ascending." -Britannica, 1910

Cayley's Flying Model

"A and B...are two corks, into each of which r inserted four wing feathers from any bird, so as to be…

"Gules, an angel erect with wings expanded or, dress closegirt. CLOSEGIRT. A figure whose dress is fastened round the waist." -Hall, 1862

Closegirt

"Gules, an angel erect with wings expanded or, dress closegirt. CLOSEGIRT. A figure whose dress is fastened…

A fly.

Coleoptera

A fly.

A field-cricket of the Gryllus species.

Field Cricket

A field-cricket of the Gryllus species.

A mole-cricket of the Gryllotalpa species.

Mole Cricket

A mole-cricket of the Gryllotalpa species.

This margin drawing was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1515. It is found in the prayer book of Emperor Maximilian. It is in the shape of a pole with an bird at the top and a human head at the bottom that is partly covered with wings. It stands on a bird's feet.

Margin Drawing

This margin drawing was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1515. It is found in the prayer…

"Fig 27. - Bones of the right wing of a duck, Clangula islandica, A, shoulder, omos; B, elbow, ancon; C, wrist, carpus; D, end of principal finger; E, end of hand proper, metacarpus. AB, upper arm, brachium; BC, fore-arm, antibrachium; CD, whole hand or pinion, manus; composed of CE, hand proper or metacarpus, excepting d2; ED, or d2, d3, d4, fingers, digits, digiti, h, humerus; rd, radius; ul, ulna; sc, outer carpal, scapholunare or radiale; cu, inner carpal, cuneiforme or ulnare; these two composing wrist or carpus. mc, the compound hand-bone or metcarpus, composed of three metacarpal bones, bearing as many digits - the outer digit seated upon a protuberance at the head of the metacarpal, the other two situated at the end of the bone. d2, the outer or radial digit, commonly called the thumb or pollex, composed or two phalanges; d3, the middle digit, of two phalanges; d4, the inner or ulnar digit, of one phalanx d2 is the seat of the feathers of the bastard wing or alula. D to C (whole pinion), seat of the flight feathers called primaries; C to B (fore-arm), seat of the secondaries; at B and above it in direction of A, seat of tertiaries proper; below A, in direction of B, seat of scapularies (upon pteryla humeralis), often called tertiaries. The wing shown half-spread: complete extension would bring A B C D into a right line; in complete folding C goes to A, and D to B; all these motions nearly in the plane of the paper. The elbow-joint and wrist are such perfect hinges, that, in opening or closing the wing, C cannot sink below the paper, nor D fly up above the paper, as would otherwise be the effect of the pressure of the air upon the flight-feathers. Observe also rd and ul are two rods connecting B and C; the construction of their joining at B and C, and with each other, is such, that they can slide lengthwise a little upon each other. Now when the point C, revolving about B, approaches A in the arc of a circle, rd pushes on sc, while ul pulls back cu; the motion is transmitted to D, and makes this point approach B. conversely, in opening the wing, rd pulls back sc, and ul pushes on cu, making D recede from B. In other words, the angle A B C cannot be increased or diminished without similarly increasing or diminishing the angle B C D; so that no part of the wing can be opened or shut without automatically opening or shutting the rest..." Elliot Coues, 1884

The Bones of the Right Wing of a Duck

"Fig 27. - Bones of the right wing of a duck, Clangula islandica, A, shoulder, omos; B, elbow, ancon;…

An eagle landing with its wings outstretched.

Eagle

An eagle landing with its wings outstretched.

"Argent, an eagle displayed sable. DISPLAYED. A bird whose wings are expanded and legs spread is said to be displayed." -Hall, 1862

Eagle Displayed

"Argent, an eagle displayed sable. DISPLAYED. A bird whose wings are expanded and legs spread is said…

"Argent, an eagle proper en arrière. EN ARRIÈRE. An expression borrowed from the French, to signify any creature borne with its back to view." -Hall, 1862

Eagle en Arrière

"Argent, an eagle proper en arrière. EN ARRIÈRE. An expression borrowed from the French,…

"Fig. 28. - Mechanism of elbow-joint. ..., where rc and uc show respectively the size, shape, and position of the radial condyle and ulnar condyle of the humerus. It is evident that in the flexed state of the elbow, as shown in the middle figure, the radius, rd, is do pushed upon that its end projects beyond ul, the ulna; while in the opposite condition of extension, shown in the lower figure, rd is pulled back to a corresponding extent." Elliot Coues, 1884

Mechanism of the Elbow-Joint

"Fig. 28. - Mechanism of elbow-joint. ..., where rc and uc show respectively the size, shape, and position…

This silk fabric is intended for royal use. It is designed with a black eagle of Prussia, spreading its wings.

Silk Fabric

This silk fabric is intended for royal use. It is designed with a black eagle of Prussia, spreading…

Foliate Sculpture of the 13th Century. "Decorative sculpture conventionalized more or less from foliage, or based on the fundamental forms or habit of vegetation. -Greek, Renaissance." -Whitney, 1911

Foliate Sculpture

Foliate Sculpture of the 13th Century. "Decorative sculpture conventionalized more or less from foliage,…

"Genouillère, middle of 13th century. An articulated piece forming a part of the jambe or of the cuissart in the fourteenth century, and later furnished with large wings which projected backward on each side of the knee-joint." -Whitney, 1911

Genouillère

"Genouillère, middle of 13th century. An articulated piece forming a part of the jambe or of…

"Fig. 29., from a young grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus, six months old), is designed to show the composition of the carpus and metacarpus before the elements of these bones fuse together: r, radius; u, ulna; s, scapholunar or radiale; c, cuneiform or ulnare; om, a carpal bone believed to be os magnum, later fusing with the metacarpus; z, a carpal bone, supposed to be unciform, later fusing with metacarpus; 8, an unidentified fifth carpal bone, which may be called pentosteon, later fusing with the metacarpus; 7, radial or outer metacarpal bone, bearing the pollex or outer digit, consisting of two phalanges, d and k; 9', principal (median) metacarpal bone, bearing the middle finger, consisting of the two phalanges, d', d"; 9, inner or ulnar metacarpal, bearing a digit of one phalanx, d'". The pieces marked om, z, 7, 8, 9,. all fuse with 9'. (From nature by Dr. R. W. Shufeldt, U.S.A.)."Elliot Coues, 1884

The Wing Bones of a Young Grouse

"Fig. 29., from a young grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus, six months old), is designed to show the…

Messenger of the Gods

Iris

Messenger of the Gods

The Southern Katydid, Microcentrum laurifolium- 1, the female adult; 1a, eggs laid on leaves and twigs of orange; 1b, the young katydids; 2b, parasites on the eggs.

Katydid

The Southern Katydid, Microcentrum laurifolium- 1, the female adult; 1a, eggs laid on leaves and twigs…

The Southern Katydid, Microcentrum laurifolium- the female

Katydid

The Southern Katydid, Microcentrum laurifolium- the female

The Southern Katydid, Microcentrum laurifolium- the male

Katydid

The Southern Katydid, Microcentrum laurifolium- the male

"Shows the upward inclination of the body and the flexed condition of the wings in the flight of the kingfisher. The body and wings when taken form a kite."—Pettigrew, 1874

Kingfisher

"Shows the upward inclination of the body and the flexed condition of the wings in the flight of the…

This lectern (reading desk) is made out of bronze in an antique style. It has a design of an eagle with its wings open resting on the desk in the center, on each side is a candlestick. The base of the lectern is supported by seated dogs.

Lectern

This lectern (reading desk) is made out of bronze in an antique style. It has a design of an eagle with…

Here is a representation of two seeds of the maple, with their wings. They always grow in this way, in pairs.

Maple Seeds

Here is a representation of two seeds of the maple, with their wings. They always grow in this way,…

The wings are long; the primaries blunt; the secondaries small. The thorax is square with a central crest. The abdomen and antennae stour and simple.

Moth

The wings are long; the primaries blunt; the secondaries small. The thorax is square with a central…

Roman goddess of divine justice and vengeance

Nemesis

Roman goddess of divine justice and vengeance

Ornate divider with winged head and vines

Ornate divider

Ornate divider with winged head and vines

Princess with wings exits the castle

Princess

Princess with wings exits the castle

The ancient Egyptians regarded the scarab as a symbol of immortality. 1. Stone scarab with wings, 2. The sacred beetle (<em>Scarabaeus sacer</em>), 3. Scarab from the British Museum, 4. Scarab seal from the tomb of Maket, 5, 6. Scarabs from monuments.

Egyptian scarabs

The ancient Egyptians regarded the scarab as a symbol of immortality. 1. Stone scarab with wings, 2.…

Scelio is a genus of parasitic insects of the Proctotrypidae family. "Scelio famelicus. a, female; b, her antenna." -Whitney, 1911

Scelio

Scelio is a genus of parasitic insects of the Proctotrypidae family. "Scelio famelicus. a, female; b,…

"A griffin rampant, segreant, gules. SEGREANT. This term is used to describe a griffin displaying its wings as if about to fly." -Hall, 1862

Segreant

"A griffin rampant, segreant, gules. SEGREANT. This term is used to describe a griffin displaying its…

"Fig. 30., Feathers of a sparrow's wing. pc, covers of the primaries; msc, median upper secondary coverts; bc, tectrices minores; b, primaries; s, secondaries; t, tertiaries." Elliot Coues, 1884

Feathers of a Sparrow's Wing

"Fig. 30., Feathers of a sparrow's wing. pc, covers of the primaries; msc, median upper secondary coverts;…

"Talaria, small wings fixed to the ankles of Mercury, and reckoned among his attributes. In many works of ancient art they are represented growing from his ankles as if they were a part of his bodily frame; but more frequently they are attached to him as a part of his dress, agreeably to the description of the poets; and this is commonly done by representing him with sandals, which have wings fastened to them on each side over the ankles. But there is a most beautiful bronze statue of this divinity in the museum at Naples, in which the artist, instead of the sole of a sandal, has made the straps unite in a rosette under the middle of the foot, evidently intending, by this elegant device, to represent the messenger of the gods as borne through space without touching the ground. A representation is seen in the preceding cut." &mdash Smith; 1873

Talaria

"Talaria, small wings fixed to the ankles of Mercury, and reckoned among his attributes. In many works…

The termite, here showing the winged phase of its life and a termite mound.

Termite

The termite, here showing the winged phase of its life and a termite mound.

The Egyptian throne had a lotus ornament with the arms formed by the wings of the sacred hawk.

Egyptian Throne

The Egyptian throne had a lotus ornament with the arms formed by the wings of the sacred hawk.

"Fig. 31. - Ulna of Colaptes mexicanus, showing points of attachment of the secondaries. (Dr. R. W. Shufeldt, U. S. A.)." Elliot Coues, 1884

Red Shafted Woodpecker Ulna

"Fig. 31. - Ulna of Colaptes mexicanus, showing points of attachment of the secondaries. (Dr. R. W.…

Roman personification of Victory

Victoria

Roman personification of Victory

The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels, an engraving by Albrecht D&uuml;rer.

The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels

The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels, an engraving by Albrecht Dürer.

Overlapping portion of the base of the wing in Conocephalus, showing the ridged veins and sound-producing organ.

Wing

Overlapping portion of the base of the wing in Conocephalus, showing the ridged veins and sound-producing…

A typical bird wing.

Bird Wing

A typical bird wing.

Winged head

Winged head

Winged head

"Argent, a wivern, wings raised. WIVERN. A chimerical animal, the upper part resembling a dragon." -Hall, 1862

Wivern

"Argent, a wivern, wings raised. WIVERN. A chimerical animal, the upper part resembling a dragon." -Hall,…