microlepidoptera

plural noun
mi·cro·lep·i·dop·tera | \ˌmī-krō-ˌle-pə-ˈdäp-tə-rə \

Definition of microlepidoptera 

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

Other Words from microlepidoptera

microlepidopterous \-tə-rəs \ adjective

First Known Use of microlepidoptera

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microlepidoptera

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