plural noun
Rho·​pa·​loc·​era | \ ˌrōpəˈläsərə\

Definition of Rhopalocera

: a division of Lepidoptera consisting of the butterflies — compare heterocera

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Other Words from Rhopalocera

rhopaloceral \ ¦rōpə¦läsərəl \ adjective
rhopalocerous \ -​sərəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Rhopalocera

New Latin, from rhopal- + -cera

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