Lepidoptera


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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]

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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Entomophagy, especially for Lepidoptera and Isoptera, is a long standing practice in Zimbabwe whose continuity has not been affected by changes in lifestyles with passage of time.
His publications included 127 botanical papers, chapters, and books; 15 Lepidoptera papers; and 116 book reviews.
The greatest numbers of species collected using beat-sheets were in the Coleoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, and Lepidoptera, respectively.
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Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Defense, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and Xerces Society.
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Approximately 10 years later, Barbour and Davis (5) reported observing eastern pipistrelles foraging on Lepidoptera that were emerging from a corn crib in eastern Kentucky.
Since Nielsen could identify all Danish Lepidoptera to species level, he was invited to conduct his masters research on the phenology and distribution of moths and neuropterans in the beech forest.
When eaten by insect, it can kill many large of the order Lepidoptera, which includes all moths and butterflies.
2) Laboratorio de Estudos de Lepidoptera Neotropical, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Parana, P.
Vespidae are important for the biological control of defoliating Lepidoptera in agricultural and forest crops, including Chlosyne lacinia saundersii Doubleday & Hewitson, 1849 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) by Polistes versicolor Olivier, 1791 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) (Prezoto et al.