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
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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)
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The researchers concluded the first Lepidopterans fed on non-flowering seed plants called gymnosperms, which were the dominant plant group during the Jurassic.
They were also found to feed on the eggs and newly hatched larvae of lepidopterans (Farag et al.
The data received on total pod damage due to lepidopterans and pod fly are presented in Table 3.
The micro-hymenopterans of genus Trichogramma have been used in the biological control of lepidopterans pest in Brazil and other countries (PARRA & ZUCCHI, 2004).
Phlox species also show variation in floral pigment, both within and among species (Grant and Grant, 1965); this includes white and blue/lavender variants that are attractive to lepidopterans (Kelber et al.
However, they noted that there was a greater presence of coleopterans and fewer lepidopterans in eastern regions.
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MNH-93 (a good yielding local cotton variety but susceptible to lepidopterans insect pests) was transformed with Bacillus thuriengenesis gene (cry1Ab) using Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain C58[C.
Among them lepidopterans have been exceptionally well studied, and many toxins have shown activity against them (Monerat et al.
Lepidopterans are represented by one of the most diverse group of insects.
While Alabama is relatively rich in its butterfly fauna, few scientific studies have been published on these fascinating lepidopterans.