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lepidopteran

(lĕp′ĭ-dŏp′tər-ən)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths, characterized by four membranous wings covered with small scales and having larvae that are called caterpillars.

lep′i·dop′ter·an, lep′i·dop′ter·ous adj.
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