macrolepidoptera


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macrolepidoptera

(ˌmækrəʊˌlɛpɪˈdɒptərə)
pl n
(Zoology) a collector's name for that part of the lepidoptera that comprises the butterflies and the larger moths (noctuids, geometrids, bombycids, springtails, etc): a term without taxonomic significance. Compare microlepidoptera
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An Index to the Described Life Histories, Early Stages, and Hosts of the Macrolepidoptera of the Continental United States and Canada.
DRAUDT, M., 1921-1924.- (in) SEITZ, A (editor) We Macrolepidoptera of the world, 5:836- 998.
According to Kettlewell (1958b) Biston betularia (Geometridae) is one of about 70 species of British macrolepidoptera whose wing patterns fluctuate from light to dark, depending upon the degree of air pollution in their area, in order to enhance crypsis.
Colour identification guide to caterpillars of the British Isles (Macrolepidoptera).
Colour identification guide to moths of the British Isles (macrolepidoptera), 3d ed.
Traits that distinguish outbreaking and nonoutbreaking Macrolepidoptera feeding on northern hardwood trees.