lepidoptery


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lep·i·dop·ter·y

 (lĕp′ĭ-dŏp′tə-rē) also lep·i·dop·ter·ol·o·gy (-tə-rŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of entomology that deals with lepidopterans.

lep′i·dop′ter·ist n.
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Noun1.lepidoptery - the branch of entomology dealing with Lepidoptera
bugology, entomology - the branch of zoology that studies insects
Translations
Lepidopterologie
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It is fair to claim that Nabokov's early experience with the microscope and photography, along with his life-long devotion to lepidoptery, might inform his choice of optical imagery when he talks about his childhood and time in Speak, Memory.
Proust, Hawthorne, Kafka, Darwin, the naturalist and travel writer William Bartram, the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, Augustus John, some recently published scientific writings by Thoreau, Gertrude Stein, Stephen Crane, Nabokov's lepidoptery, and The Oxford Book of Comic Verse: Guy juggled a multiplicity of subjects for The New Criterion.
That mistaken identities, false resemblances, and elaborate deceptions figure as both theme and technique in Vladimir Nabokov's fiction obtrudes, embarrasses, or fuses with any study of his lepidoptery.