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- adj. Of, or pertaining to butterflies
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- adj. See lepidopteral.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In entomology, having scaly wings; specifically, pertaining to the Lepidoptera, or having their characters. Also lepidopteral, lepidopteran.
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Of course, not everyone Mr. Pyle meets out on the road shares his interest in the lepidopterous fauna.
Gray, Esq. F.R.S. Description of some new australian lepidopterous insects, by Edward
Nicaraguan neem pesticides can effectively control aphids, lepidopterous pests and white fly.
From numerous field trials (notably on various moths), it appears that larvae of most lepidopterous pests are highly sensitive to neem.
The diminutive florets on its flat disk are so shallow that lepidopterous and hymenopterous insects, with their long proboses, stand no chance of getting a meal.
Rev.Mr. Bree once had a whole collection of lepidopterous insects utterly spoiled from having been deposited in cedar drawers; and he has understood, also, that the insects in the British Museum, collected, he believes, chiefly by Dr. Leach, have been greatly injured from the same cause.
Paraclypeal piece: in lepidopterous pupa, occurs in some of the generalized families on each side of the maxillary palpi.
For one rapidly transitional moment street-car traffic in St. Louis stood in three simultaneous stages of its lepidopterous development: a caterpillar horse-car system crawled north and south along Jefferson
The lepidopterous caterpillar, in our countries at least, has never more than five pairs of pro-legs, situated on the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and tenth abdominal segments; each of these pro-legs bears a number of minute hooklets, arranged in a circular or crescentic pattern, which assist the caterpillar in clinging to its food-plant.
That his exquisite brochure on lepidopterous insects was in nearly all the public libraries of the world only gratified, but added nothing to his vanity.
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