order Lepidoptera

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Noun1.order Lepidoptera - moths and butterfliesorder Lepidoptera - 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
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References in classic literature ?
In the first place, let me read to you a schoolboy account of the genus Sphinx, of the family Crepuscularia of the order Lepidoptera, of the class of Insecta -- or insects.
Which flying insects belong to the order Lepidoptera? A Bluebottles B Moths C Gnats D Daddy Long Legs 10.
The family Meessiidae is placed in the superfamily Tineoidea, suborder Ditrysia, and order Lepidoptera (Regier et al.
Which flying insects belong the order Lepidoptera? A Bluebottles B Moths C Gnats D Daddy Long Legs 14.
In recent years, more than 600 insect species belonging to order Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Orthoptera, Coleoptera, Neuroptera, Thysanura, and Trichoptera infected with baculovirus have been isolated (Haase et al., 2015).
In a study published in the journal Science Advances, van Eldijk and his colleagues uncovered approximately 200-million-year-old wing scales belonging to ancient members of the insect order Lepidoptera, (named for the Greek words for"scale" and"winged") which include butterflies and moths.
Member of the order Lepidoptera have, like some other insects, a proboscis - a tongue/needle-like tube they use for sucking and eating.
(2012) studied insects of the order Lepidoptera, but there are no studies with Brazilian isolates aimed the control of A.
Fall army worm (Spodoptera frugiperda) belonging to the order Lepidoptera; Noctuidae family, is an alien, invasive moth insect pest native to the tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.
The ovipositor is usually an extremely thin, resistant, and sharp--sometimes even lethal--appendage found on females of many species, including those (butterflies and moths) belonging to the order Lepidoptera. Its functioning is integral to the transport and depositing of eggs--and ultimately to the survival of the species.
Order Lepidoptera is widely distributed and also widely recognized insect order in world [21].