order Lepidoptera

noun
moths and butterflies
Syn: ↑Lepidoptera
Hypernyms: ↑animal order
Member Holonyms: ↑Insecta, ↑class Insecta, ↑Hexapoda, ↑class Hexapoda
Member Meronyms:

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  • Lepidoptera — An order of insects composed of the moths and butterflies, characterized by wings covered with delicate scales. [G. lepis, scale, + pteron, wing] * * * lep·i·dop·tera .lep ə däp tə rə n pl 1) cap a large order of insects comprising the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Lepidoptera — noun moths and butterflies • Syn: ↑order Lepidoptera • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Insecta, ↑class Insecta, ↑Hexapoda, ↑class Hexapoda …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lepidoptera — Lep i*dop te*ra ( d[o^]p t[ e]*r[.a]), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. lepi s i dos, a scale + ptero n a feather, wing.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths. They have broad wings, covered with minute overlapping scales …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepidoptera — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ an order of insects comprising the butterflies and moths. DERIVATIVES lepidopteran adjective & noun lepidopterist noun lepidopterous adjective. ORIGIN from Greek lepis scale + pteron wing …   English terms dictionary

  • Lepidoptera — Order of insects that comprises butterflies and moths …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Lepidoptera —   Order of insects that includes moths and butterflies; most common herbivores on cycad leaves …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • Lepidoptera — Taxobox name = Butterflies / skippers, moths fossil range=Jurassic Recent image width = 250px image caption = The Clipper Parthenos sylvia regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota infraclassis = Neoptera… …   Wikipedia

  • Lepidoptera migration — Monarch butterfly is the most well known migrant amongst the Lepidoptera …   Wikipedia

  • Order (biology) — This article is about the taxonomic rank. For the sequence of species in a taxonomic list, see taxonomic order …   Wikipedia

  • Lepidoptera — /lep i dop teuhr euh/, n. the order comprising the lepidopterous insects. [1725 35; < NL; pl. of LEPIDOPTERON] * * * …   Universalium

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