Lepidoptera(redirected from lepidopterous)
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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.