Lepidoptera


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Lepidoptera

an order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers, that as adults have four membranous wings more or less covered with scales. — lepidopterous, lepidopteral, adj.
See also: Butterflies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lepidoptera - moths and butterfliesLepidoptera - moths and butterflies    
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
lepidopteran, lepidopteron, lepidopterous insect - insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales
family Nymphalidae, Nymphalidae - large beautifully colored butterflies
family Satyridae, Satyridae - a widely distributed family of butterflies common near the edges of woods
Danaidae, family Danaidae - small family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies
family Pieridae, Pieridae - arthropod family including cabbage butterflies; sulphur butterflies
family Lycaenidae, Lycaenidae - family of small usually brilliantly colored butterflies; males have short forelegs
family Tortricidae, Tortricidae - leaf rollers and codling moths
family Geometridae, Geometridae - measuring worms
family Pyralidae, family Pyralididae, Pyralidae, Pyralididae - bee moths; corn borers; flour moths
superfamily Tineoidea, Tineoidea - clothes moths; carpet moths; leaf miners
family Gelechiidae, Gelechiidae - important economic pests
family Noctuidae, Noctuidae - cutworms; armyworms
Bombycidae, family Bombycidae - Chinese silkworm moth
family Saturniidae, Saturniidae - important and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known
family Lasiocampidae, Lasiocampidae - tent caterpillars; eggars; lappet moths
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
Translations

lepidoptera

[ˌlepɪˈdɒptərə] NPLlepidópteros mpl

lepidoptera

plFalter pl, → Lepidopteren pl (spec)
References in classic literature ?
In the first place, let me read to you a schoolboy account of the genus Sphinx, of the family Crepuscularia of the order Lepidoptera, of the class of Insecta -- or insects.
You will find in the most out- of-the way villages human mollusks, creatures apparently dead, who have passions for lepidoptera or for conchology, let us say,--beings who will give themselves infinite pains about moths, butterflies, or the concha Veneris.
The insects in Madeira which are not ground-feeders, and which, as the flower-feeding coleoptera and lepidoptera, must habitually use their wings to gain their subsistence, have, as Mr.
Peculiarly rich in the coleoptera and in the lepidoptera, forty-six new species of the one and ninety-four of the other had been secured in the course of a few weeks.
The large and brilliantly coloured Lepidoptera bespeak the zone they inhabit, far more plainly than any other race of animals.
But how they evolved has been something of a mystery to scientists because of a surprising lack of Lepidoptera fossils.
Insecticidal activity and field efficacy of novel insecticide cyhalodiamide against different lepidoptera pests.
Thus, alternative measures must be adopted and biological control using parasitoids of Trichogramma eggs, is an important measure because they are key species in the regulation of the populations of several species of Lepidoptera pests, however, there are still insufficient studies involving the use of Trichogramma spp.
Order Lepidoptera is widely distributed and also widely recognized insect order in world [21].
1977 - A contribution to the biology and Occurrence of the Citrus leaf miner Phyllocnistis citrella STAINTON (Gracillariidae) Lepidoptera in the Sudan.
De este modo, la separacion en distintos generos y la proposicion de nuevos taxa en Lepidoptera, frecuentemente, se sugieren sobre la base de las diferencias morfologicas en la armadura genital de los adultos de ambos sexos (Scoble 1995; Parra y PascualToca 2003), debido a que en muchos casos las estructuras morfologicas externas asociadas a la cabeza, cuerpo y alas corresponden a homoplasias (convergencias y paralelismos), que hacen indistinguibles los diferentes taxa y no muestran las verdaderas relaciones genealogicas entre ellos.
These included Lepidoptera, such as Anticarsia gemmatalis Hubner, Chrysodeixis includens (Walker), Spodoptera cosmioides (Walker), and Spodoptera frugiperda (J.