Synonyms

1. Lepidoptera

noun. moths and butterflies.

Synonyms

  • Pyralididae
  • Saturniidae
  • family Sphingidae
  • Lymantriidae
  • order Lepidoptera
  • Lasiocampidae
  • Gelechiidae
  • family Pyralididae
  • class Insecta
  • caterpillar
  • family Pieridae
  • Sphingidae
  • Pieridae
  • family Geometridae
  • Pyralidae
  • Noctuidae
  • Tortricidae
  • class Hexapoda
  • family Gelechiidae
  • animal order
  • family Nymphalidae
  • Tineoidea
  • Bombycidae
  • Hexapoda
  • family Lycaenidae
  • family Bombycidae
  • family Lasiocampidae
  • family Noctuidae
  • Danaidae
  • family Pyralidae
  • lepidopterous insect
  • lepidopteron
  • lepidopteran
  • family Satyridae
  • family Arctiidae
  • Nymphalidae
  • Arctiidae
  • Satyridae
  • family Danaidae
  • Insecta
  • Lycaenidae
  • family Lymantriidae
  • family Saturniidae
  • superfamily Tineoidea
  • Geometridae

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Example sentences of the word lepidoptera


1. Noun, singular or mass
He was an avid collector who also functioned as curator of lepidoptera at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

2. Verb, past tense
Lepidopterists enjoy watching lepidoptera the way bird watchers enjoy bird watching -- with great excitement and deep appreciation for them.

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