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In many of these insects, while most individuals of the species are wingless, winged specimens are now and then met with.
The cones, about the size of a small walnut, bear spirally arranged imbricated scales which subtend the three-angled winged seeds.
The male scales differ in form from the female; the adult male is winged, and is rarely seen.
The very globe continually transcends and translates itself, and becomes winged in its orbit.
The scales of its cones are winged, and have a hook at the apex.