1. lepidopteran

noun. insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales.


  • butterfly
  • lepidopterous insect
  • lepidopteron
  • order Lepidoptera
  • insect
  • Lepidoptera

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Example sentences of the word lepidopteran

1. Adjective
All butterfly families, which are closely related, are in the superfamliy Papilionoidea, while the other 45 or so lepidopteran superfamilies contain moth families.