macrolepidoptera


mac·ro·lep·i·dop·tera

noun plural \ˈma-krō-ˌle-pə-ˈdäp-tə-rə\

Definition of MACROLEPIDOPTERA

:  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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