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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.

lepidopterist

(ˌlɛpɪˈdɒptərɪst)
n
(Professions) a person who studies or collects moths and butterflies

lepidopterist

Someone who collects specimens of butterflies and moths.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lepidopterist - an entomologist who specializes in the collection and study of butterflies and mothslepidopterist - an entomologist who specializes in the collection and study of butterflies and moths
bug-hunter, bugologist, entomologist - a zoologist who studies insects
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lepidopterist

[ˌlepɪˈdɒptərɪst] Nlepidopterólogo/a m/f
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In the past, lepidopterists (people who study moths and butterflies) has recorded 373 different species of butterflies on the island.
While "The Secret Life of Flies" is full of engaging stories and tongue-in-check descriptions, but the science is rigorous, authoritative and will be enjoyed by dipterists, lepidopterists, insect enthusiasts, naturalists, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject.
Journal of the Lepidopterists Society, 55(1), 8-14.
And sightings of the white letter hairstreak, a species teetering on the brink of extinction, has caused a flap among lepidopterists.
And sightings of the white letter hairstreak, a species teetering on the brink of extinction, had caused a flap among lepidopterists, the official name for those who study the insects.
Three of us, all members of the Ohio Lepidopterists, were scanning the Milky Way to the musical accompaniment of nearby coyotes, when I was surprised to see the familiar North America shape right where it should be.
Fifteen years later, he has become, despite his lack of formal training, one of the top lepidopterists in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This behavior follows previous observations of the species made by lepidopterists in other states (Bowers 1978; Klots and dos Passos 1981).
While lepidopterists appreciate the opportunity to walk trails with like-minded individuals, the majority of visitors to the Butterfly Festival are families with young children.
Rudi Mattoni, one of the world's foremost lepidopterists, who once worked with the Lange's metalmark, called it quits, too.
And lepidopterists have been planting bushes in the hope of further helping the tiny creatures survive.