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 ?
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.
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.
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 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.
The large and brilliantly coloured Lepidoptera bespeak the zone they inhabit, far more plainly than any other race of animals.
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This species has been recognized as a polyphagous predator associated with several orders of insects including Lepidoptera (De Clercq & Degheele 1992; Zanuncio et al.
chloroformed lepidoptera / dangly carrot on a stick
The second part discusses an assortment of topics, including symbiogenesis, cognitive ecology, genetic draft, genomic conflict, avian evolutionary genomics, elevational gradients, cytonuclear genomic interactions, molecular phylogenetics of Australian flora, introgression of crop alleles, facilitation, assisted gene flow, the genus Spartina, diversification on islands, mate choice, thermal ecology, diversity and competition, ecosystem collapse in the face of climate change, conservation biology, forest lepidoptera, biomass distribution of forests, and symbiont transmission.
Lepidoptera abundance in the southeastern suburban landscape: are fewer caterpillar species feeding on non-native ornamental Plants?
Study co-author Akito Kawahara, assistant curator of Lepidoptera at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus, said ultrasound has only been demonstrated in one other moth group.