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Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths, characterized by four membranous wings covered with small scales and having larvae that are called caterpillars.

[From New Latin Lepidoptera, order name : lepido- + Greek ptera, pl. of pteron, wing, winged creature; see -pter.]

lep′i·dop′ter·an, lep′i·dop′ter·ous adj.


(Zoology) relating to insects of the order Lepidoptera


(ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tər əs)

also lep`i•dop′ter•al,

belonging or pertaining to the Lepidoptera, an order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers, in the adult state having four membranous wings covered with small scales.
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2005) reported that Lantana leaves showed antifeedant activity even at very low concentration when used against two lepidopterous pests, Plutella xylostella and Spodoptera litura.
Trichogrammachilonis (Figure-4) among parasitoids (insects whose larvae live as parasites which eventually kill their hosts) is a polyphagous egg parasitoid of lepidopterous pests of crops.
1981) who studied the effect of Bacillus Thuringiensis Kurustaki (Bt) on some biological parameters of three Lepidopterous cotton pests such as larval and pupal mortality, larval and pupal period which are increased on using (Bt) specially at low toxin concentration (Salama et al.
Sensory aspects of host-plant discrimination by lepidopterous larvae.
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Natural enemies of the family Trichogrammatidae are released worldwide against a number of lepidopterous pest on corn, rice, sugar-cane, cotton, vegetables and pines (Smith, 1994; Li, 1994; Grenier, 1994).
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Gumamela is also a favorite host of certain Lepidopterous larvae (caterpillars of butterflies and moths) which defoliate or damage their leaves.
It acts as an insecticide and molluscicide to control lepidopterous pests, larvae, eggs, chewing and sucking insects, cotton bollworms and budworms, spreading baits for slugs and snails, Coleopterous and some Hemipterous insect pests.