microlepidoptera

plural noun
mi·​cro·​lep·​i·​dop·​tera | \ ˌmī-krō-ˌle-pə-ˈdäp-tə-rə How to pronounce microlepidoptera (audio) \

Definition of microlepidoptera

: lepidopterous insects (such as tortricids) that belong to families of minute or medium-sized moths

Other Words from microlepidoptera

microlepidopterous \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˌle-​pə-​ˈdäp-​tə-​rəs How to pronounce microlepidopterous (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of microlepidoptera

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Microlepidoptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microlepidoptera. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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