Brachypterous is a term used to describe an animal with short or reduced wings. In the insects it usually means that both pairs of wings are reduced and this often means that the insect in question is unable to fly.
Common examples of brachypterous insects include some of the bush crickets, some moths and many true bugs.
A photograph of a brachypterous female variegated grasshopper (Zonocerus variegatus).
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