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Lep·i·dop·ter·a

(lep'i-dop'tĕr-ă),
An order of insects composed of the moths and butterflies, characterized by wings covered with delicate scales.
[G. lepis, scale, + pteron, wing]
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Lepidoptera

(lĕp″ĭ-dŏp′tĕr-ă) [″ + pteron, feather, wing]
An order of the class Insecta that includes the butterflies, moths, and skippers; characterized by scaly wings, sucking mouth parts, and complete metamorphosis.
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Fig. 208 Lepidoptera . General structure.

Lepidoptera

the ENDOPTERYGOTE order of insects containing butterflies and moths, characterized by the presence of scales on the wings and body. Butterflies and moths are no longer classed as separate taxa. The larvae are caterpillars, which feed mainly on plant tissues; the winged adults are usually nectar feeders and are important in pollination.
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Population fluctuation of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) and its parasitoids in the Eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey.
A Checklist of the Microlepidoptera in Korea (Lepidoptera).
Automeris liberia Cramer (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), another defoliator observed in the plantations studied, was detected in higher abundance in leaflets closer to the leaf apex (ALDANA et al., 2010).
Fossil Lepidoptera have been reported from a few exceptional deposits.
Skin-piercing blood-sucking moths III: Feeding act and piercing mechanism of Calyptra eustrigata (Hmps.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
Hancock, "The Princeps nireus group of swallowtails (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae), systematics, phylogeny and biogeography," Arnoldia Zimbabwe, vol.
(2003) Habitat utilization by ovipositing females and larvae in an endangered population of the moth Dysauxes ancilla (Lepidoptera:Ctenuchidae).
Com base neste contexto, o objetivo deste trabalho foi conhecer e avaliar a fauna de Lepidoptera do fragmento de Mata Atlantica do IFSULDEMINAS--Campus Muzambinho--MG, caracterizando ecologicamente sua diversidade e abundancia.