Definition of Lepidoptera. Meaning of Lepidoptera. Synonyms of Lepidoptera

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Definition of Lepidoptera

Lepidoptera
Insecta In*sec"ta, n. pl. [NL. See Insect.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the classes of Arthropoda, including those that have one pair of antenn[ae], three pairs of mouth organs, and breathe air by means of trache[ae], opening by spiracles along the sides of the body. In this sense it includes the Hexapoda, or six-legged insects and the Myriapoda, with numerous legs. See Insect, n. 2. (Zo["o]l.) In a more restricted sense, the Hexapoda alone. See Hexapoda. 3. (Zo["o]l.) In the most general sense, the Hexapoda, Myriapoda, and Arachnoidea, combined. Note: The typical Insecta, or hexapod insects, are divided into several orders, viz.: Hymenoptera, as the bees and ants; Diptera, as the common flies and gnats; Aphaniptera, or fleas; Lepidoptera, or moths and butterflies; Neuroptera, as the ant-lions and hellgamite; Coleoptera, or beetles; Hemiptera, as bugs, lice, aphids; Orthoptera, as grasshoppers and cockroaches; Pseudoneuroptera, as the dragon flies and termites; Euplexoptera, or earwings; Thysanura, as the springtails, podura, and lepisma. See these words in the Vocabulary.
Lepidoptera
Lepidoptera Lep`i*dop"te*ra (-d[o^]p"t[-e]*r[.a]), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale + ptero`n a feather, wing.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths. They have broad wings, covered with minute overlapping scales, usually brightly colored. Note: They have a tubular proboscis, or haustellum, formed by the two slender maxill[ae]. The labial palpi are usually large, and the proboscis, when not in use, can be coiled up spirally between them. The mandibles are rudimentary. The larv[ae], called caterpillars, are often brightly colored, and they commonly feed on leaves. The adults feed chiefly on the honey of flowers.

Meaning of Lepidoptera from wikipedia

- Lepidoptera (/ˌlɛpɪˈdɒptərə/ LEP-i-DOP-tər-ə, from Ancient Gr**** lepís “scale” + pterón “wing”) is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths...
- uses to pierce and hold the gut wall of its host. The mouth parts of Lepidoptera mainly consist of the sucking kind; this part is known as the proboscis...
- external morphology of Lepidoptera is the physiological structure of the bodies of insects belonging to the order Lepidoptera, also known as butterflies...
- used as food plants by the larvae (caterpillars) of a large number of Lepidoptera species including the following. Species that feed exclusively on Salix...
- The Macroglossinae are a subfamily of Sphingidae moths in the order Lepidoptera. The subfamily is divided into three tribes: Dilophonotini, Macroglossini...
- Lepidoptera of Cyprus consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from Cyprus. Carcharodus alceae (Esper, 1780) Gegenes pumilio (Hoffmannsegg,...
- The Lepidoptera of Denmark consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from Denmark. Carterocephalus silvicola (Meigen, 1829) Erynnis tages (Linnaeus...
- The Lepidoptera of Puerto Rico consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from the island of Puerto Rico. According to a recent estimate, there...
- species, are used as food plants by the larvae of a large number of Lepidoptera species: Species which feed exclusively on Populus Bucculatricidae Bucculatrix...
- The Lepidoptera of Bulgaria consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from Bulgaria. Carcharodus alceae (Esper, 1780) Carcharodus floccifera...
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