lepidoptery


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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.
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Noun1.lepidoptery - the branch of entomology dealing with Lepidoptera
bugology, entomology - the branch of zoology that studies insects
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Lepidopterologie
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With the rise of Nazism, the family was compelled to move again, partly because Vera was Jewish, first to France in 1937 and then to America in 1940, where Nabokov supported himself in the academic world as a research scientist at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, as curator of lepidoptery, and as a teacher of comparative literature at Wellesley College and later as a professor at Cornell University.