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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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The experiment was carried out in mid-February when stem-boring lepidopterous larvae peaked.
Enhancement of Bacillus thuringiensis toxicity to lepidopterous species with the enhancing from Tri choplusia ni granulovirus.
It is a species of bacteria that kills lepidopterous insect larvae (caterpillars) when they ingest it.
Alternatives to regular insecticide applications for control of lepidopterous pests of Brassica oleracea var.
Induction of specific food preference in lepidopterous larvae.
It can be used as an effective component in Integrated Pest and Insecticide Resistance Management programs against lepidopterous insect pests (Tohnishi et al.
The bionomics of lepidopterous pests of Achras sapota (Manilkara zapota).
An attractive alternative tool to control these Lepidopterous insect pests is the use of entomopathogenic fungi due to their eco-friendly and target selective characteristics (Carner and Yearian, 1989).
The cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis is considered as one of the most serious and destructive phytophagous Lepidopterous insect-pests in Egypt, not only for cotton plants but also for more than 70 cultivated field crops and vegetables [7,2].
ACB instar as well as those of other lepidopterous insects are likewise nice to eat but not those caught in the wild because they may be polluted.