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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in) SEITZ, A (editor) We Macrolepidoptera of the world, 5:836- 998.
Smaller microlepidoptera were compressed whole while larger microand macrolepidoptera had one fore and hind wing removed for preservation.
According to Kettlewell (1958b) Biston betularia (Geometridae) is one of about 70 species of British macrolepidoptera whose wing patterns fluctuate from light to dark, depending upon the degree of air pollution in their area, in order to enhance crypsis.
Como todos los Agathidinae son endoparasitoides de larvas de Macrolepidoptera que se ocultan en hojas enrolladas (Sharkey 1992, 1997).
Traits that distinguish outbreaking and nonoutbreaking Macrolepidoptera feeding on northern hardwood trees.