macrolepidoptera

plural noun
mac·​ro·​lep·​i·​dop·​tera | \ ˈma-krō-ˌle-pə-ˈdäp-tə-rə How to pronounce macrolepidoptera (audio) \

Definition of macrolepidoptera

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

First Known Use of macrolepidoptera

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macrolepidoptera

macro- + lepidoptera

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The first known use of macrolepidoptera was in 1871

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Cite this Entry

“Macrolepidoptera.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macrolepidoptera. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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