from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An insect belonging to the large order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths, characterized by four membranous wings covered with small scales.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any insect of the order Lepidoptera; the butterflies and moths
- adj. Characteristic of these insects
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as lepidopterous.
- n. An insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales; a lepidopterous insect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as lepidopterous.
- n. Same as lepidopter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales
Who can calculate where that first flutter of the lepidopteran wings took place?
Enhanced recovery from ionizing radiation damage in a lepidopteran insect cell line.
In the foreground is Charles Darwin in lepidopteran couture.
Larval caddisflies are very similar in appearance to lepidopteran caterpillars, but caddisflies have only one pair of prolegs on their abdominal segments while caterpillars have many.
All lepidopteran species that lay their eggs in water are members of the family Pyralidae.
However, there is high species diversity with over 400 plant, 500 lepidopteran, 400 fish (including some endemic freshwater stingrays, lungfish, and flatfish), 30 frog, 80 reptile, 650 bird, and 75 mammal species.
The floral community shows strong affinities with both Cuba and Jamaica, as does the breeding landbird fauna and the lepidopteran community.
The previous train station lepidopteran featured on this blog was a common buckeye Junonia coenia.
SNAIL'S TALES: Train station lepidopteran: Apantesis sp.
Besides Ophidian, the other non - ine animal-like adjectives I know of are: simian: ape-like batrachian: frog/toad-like chiropterian: bat-like lepidopteran: butterfly-like (why not - ian?)