from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales.
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- n. insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales
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My mother was a great gardener, creating with her endless harmonies of flowers a giant, benign moth-trap and a butterfly Eden in which I flapped my net about like a lepidopteron myself.
I have sent the curious lepidopteron case to Mr. Meldola.
This is said to give the Brinjal plant resistance against lepidopteron insects like the Brinjal Fruit and Shoot Borer (Leucinodes orbonalis) and Fruit Borer (Helicoverpa armigera).