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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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Therefore, this research studied the lepidopterans and their parasitoids found in an experimental plot of okra in Riberao Preto in southeast Brazil.
Local adaptation to precipitation levels can also have a direct impact on the success of reestablishment and other lepidopteran conservation efforts.
Only six species of lepidopteran larvae were collected more than 15 times: Cerconota achatina Zeller (109 times), Gonioterma indecora Zeller (50), Gonioterma exquisita Duckworth (35)' and Timocratica melanocosta Becker (24) (Oecophoridae), Chiomara punctum Mabille (16) (Hesperiidae), and Anacampsis sp.
The phylogenetic tree was constructed for the partial amplified Or83b gene in the 4 lepidopteran species using MEGA v 6.
Out of ten pigeonpea genotypes, four genotypes were found least susceptible to lepidopteran pod borer damage as they showed a damage rating of 4-5 on a Pest Susceptibility Rating Scale of 1-9 (Table 2).
Trichogramma pretiosum is a generalist, infesting over 240 lepidopteran species (PINTO, 1999) and is widely distributed in Brazil (ZUCCHI et al.
This phenomenon was known as co-suppression" and also observed in other species of plants, fungi and insects, but the mechanism leading to gene silencing is still not fully understood, especial in lepidopteran insects.
As a constant force of defoliation, hordes of Lepidopteran larvae can sometimes wreak havoc on acres and acres of both wild and cultivated growth.
divaricata consists of a complex blend of volatile compounds, the most common of which are known to be attractive to lepidopterans (especially nectar feeding moths) for other plant species.
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].
And the lepidopteran which fluttered in the stage-lights as the music approached its end will probably have expired very happily.