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Synonyms for wing case
either of the horny front wings in beetles and some other insects which cover and protect the functional hind wings
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Adult beetles have metallic green and purple stripes on their wing cases
and can reach 8mm long.
Gardeners can identify the adult beetles by the metallic green and purple stripes on the wing cases
Adults are matt black, about 1cm long and beetle-shaped, with elbowed antennae and gingery flecks on the wing cases
The adult beetles have metallic green and purple stripes on the wing cases
and thorax' the grubs are greyish-white with five darker lines lengthways
It will then try to climb the nearest wall - or if you're lucky, your leg-- and then open its wing cases
to try another attempt at flying, usually with the same results as before.