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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
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|Noun||1.||Lepidoptera - 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 Satyridae, Satyridae - a widely distributed family of butterflies common near the edges of woods
family Lycaenidae, Lycaenidae - family of small usually brilliantly colored butterflies; males have short forelegs
family Saturniidae, Saturniidae - important and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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lepidoptera[ˌlepɪˈdɒptərə] NPL → lepidópteros mpl
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pl → Falter pl, → Lepidopteren pl (spec)
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