microlepidoptera


mi·cro·lep·i·dop·tera

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

Definition of MICROLEPIDOPTERA

:  lepidopterous insects (as tortricids) that belong to families of minute or medium-sized moths
mi·cro·lep·i·dop·ter·ous \-tə-rəs\ adjective

Origin of MICROLEPIDOPTERA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1852

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