Definición de Lepidoptera en inglés:

Lepidoptera

Silabificación: Lep·i·dop·ter·a
Pronunciación: /ˌlepəˈdäptərə
 
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Entomology
1An order of insects that comprises the butterflies and moths. They have four large scale-covered wings that bear distinctive markings, and larvae that are caterpillars.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Butterflies and moths make up the biological order Lepidoptera.
  • The insect order Lepidoptera, with as many as 100,000 species, is second only to the Coleoptera, the beetles.
  • Both of these insects reside in the order Lepidoptera.
1.1 (lepidoptera) [as plural noun] Insects of the order Lepidoptera.
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  • Spying it on a map, I imagined meadows full of pretty winged lepidoptera.
  • Defoliation by lepidoptera can induce cyanogenesis in some plants resulting in cyanide levels high enough to kill cattle.
  • Small flowers and red petals suggest pollination by small diptera or lepidoptera, but the flowers do not appear to produce nectar.

Origen

modern Latin (plural), from Greek lepis, lepid- 'scale' + pteron 'wing'.

Derivativos

lepidopteran

adjetivo & sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It in fact is toxic to only a particular group of lepidopteran insects and particularly cotton bollworms.
  • These include various lepidopterans and the African grasshopper, which adopt aposematic coloring as a warning.
  • Big-eyed bugs are omnivorous, generalist predators and their diverse range of prey species includes aphids and lepidopteran eggs.

lepidopterous

adjetivo
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  • Late instar lepidopterous larvae often have limited mobility and perception.

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