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n. pl.1.(Zool.) A division of Lepidoptera including all the butterflies. They differ from other Lepidoptera in having club-shaped antennæ.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Clave dicotomica para la identificacion de las familias de mariposas (Rhopalocera) pertenecientes a las superfamilias Papilionoidea y Hesperioidea.
Specimen sampling.--Since 1984, several trips were made to the Sangha-Mbaere Region to collect insects (with a focus on Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera).
Insects of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands Lepidoptera (suborder) Rhopalocera, (superfamily) Papilionoidea (true butterflies), (superfamily) Hesperioidea (skippers).
Examples of structural coloration and iridescence can be appreciated in the shiny brilliant colors of peacock (Pavo cristatus) feathers, butterfly (Rhopalocera) wings, the exoskeleton of beetles (Coleoptera), the skin of fish and cephalopods, and the fruit of the African plant marble berry (Pollia condensata) (Figure 7, B and C).
Las cargas polinicas en las mariposas (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) de la parte alta de la cuenca del rio El Roble-Quindio-Colombia.
STEKOL'NIKOV, A., 1967.--Phylogenetic relationships within the Rhopalocera on the basis of the functional morphology of the genital apparatus.
Harris, A Study on Color Inclination of Variant Rhopalocera Species