lepidopteran


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to lepidopteran: order Lepidoptera

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
This study showed that P elaeisis can be reared on P denticulata pupae as an alternative host to produce this parasitoid for release in biological control programs of lepidopteran pests of eucalyptus.
MNH-93 (a good yielding local cotton variety but susceptible to lepidopterans insect pests) was transformed with Bacillus thuriengenesis gene (cry1Ab) using Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain C58[C.
Vip3A, a novel Bacillus thuringiensis vegetative insecticidal protein with a wide spectrum of activities against lepidopteran insects.
I have wings looking like algae, looking like shells and fishes and cacti," he says -- not to mention some remarkably detailed images of entire spiders and beetles, all discernible in the patterns of lepidopteran scales.
Their presence implies that desirable pollinators also will be present at the site because many lepidopteran larvae develop into butterflies or moths (Bawa et al.
The second and third largest percentage of prey items were orthopterans and lepidopteran larvae, common foods of adult meadowlarks (Beal 1948) and easily found in surrounding grasslands and soybean fields throughout the breeding season.
More than five million predators have been released, resulting in significant reductions in insecticide use to control lepidopteran larvae (NEVES et al.
In fact, previous research showed that Lepidopteran larvae feeding on trees have a significantly higher midgut pH than larvae feeding on forbs or herbs (Berenbaum, 1980).
For several years, ARS entomologist Bob Pfannenstiel has been studying predators that feed on the eggs of lepidopteran pests of annual crops.
There have also been a number of studies focused on avian and lepidopteran consumer species (Holl 1996; Bajema and Lima 2001; Ingold 2002).
In cotton, we've launched WideStrike[TM] Insect Protection--a two gene Bt trait--for season-long, broadspectrum lepidopteran control.
In California, Landis and Menalled (1998) stuclied what type of habitat would conserve maximum community richness of parasitoids associated to lepidopteran pests on corn, soybean, wheat, and alfalfa in the Midwestern region of the United States.