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macrolepidoptera

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noun plural mac·ro·lep·i·dop·tera \ˈma-krō-ˌle-pə-ˈdäp-tə-rə\

Definition of macrolepidoptera

  1. :  lepidoptera (as butterflies, skippers, saturniids, and noctuids) that include most of the large forms and none of the minute ones



Origin of macrolepidoptera

New Latin


First Known Use: 1882


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