macrolepidoptera


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macrolepidoptera

(ˌmækrəʊˌlɛpɪˈdɒptərə)
pl n
(Zoology) a collector's name for that part of the lepidoptera that comprises the butterflies and the larger moths (noctuids, geometrids, bombycids, springtails, etc): a term without taxonomic significance. Compare microlepidoptera
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Smaller microlepidoptera were compressed whole while larger microand macrolepidoptera had one fore and hind wing removed for preservation.
They found that, of all the arthropods in the tree canopy, the macrolepidoptera larvae -- which include butterflies and big moths -- suffer the greatest losses.
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