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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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Role of nucleopolyhedroviruses (NPVs) in the management of lepidopteran pests in Asia.
Owing to the selection pressure exerted by the environment, a polyphagous pest must be considered a "production system pest" rather than a "crop pest" as reported for other lepidopteran pests (McCaffery, 1998; Ventura et al., 2015).
The branches specific for coleopteran, hymenopteran, dipteran, lepidopteran, and crustacean PPOs, respectively, are shaded in squares.
These findings are in close agreement with Durairaj and Ganapathy (1997) who reported 14.5 to 30.3 per cent pod damage due to lepidopteran pod borer complex on late maturing entries of pigeonpea.
However, it was known that the RNAi efficiency is refractory in lepidopteran insects (Swevers et al., 2013).
The immature or larval stage of either a butterfly or moth (these are combined into the scientific order known as Lepidopterans), a caterpillar is a remarkably well-adapted piece of biological engineering.
Until recently, broad spectrum chemical insecticides have been the primary control agent for agricultural pests, with about40% targeted to the control of lepidopteran insects [4].
Temporal Distribution of Lepidopterans: Lepidopteran populations were recorded minimum during summer 1.85 Percent of the total data from which 50 Percent were members of Noctuidae, 43.31 Percent of Lymantridae, 5.77 Percent of Pieridae, and 1.92 Percent of members of Plutellidae.
This I discern in the bug-eyed lepidopteran close-ups, in the handicapped-access railings in the village church, in the no-smoking signs in Brigittes pub.