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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A division of Lepidoptera, including the moths, and hawk moths, which have the antennæ variable in form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A suborder of Lepidoptera, founded by Boisduval (1840), containing the nocturnal lepidopters or moths: contrasted with Rhopalocera or butterflies.

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