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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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List of hymenopterous and lepidopterous insects collected by the Smithsonian expedition to South America, under Prof.
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On the lepidopterous fauna of Arunachal Pradesh & adjoining areas of Assam in North-East India: family Arctiidae.
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When we analyzed each treatment separately, the defoliating lepidopterous larvae exhibited a higher predation rate than non-pest insects.