- the branch of zoology dealing with butterflies and moths.
Also lep·i·dop·ter·y [lep-i-dop-tuh-ree] /ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tə ri/.
Origin of lepidopterology
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Examples from the Web for lepidopterist
Washington DC's mysterious tunnel builder: lepidopterist, bigamist, recreational tunnel builder.Your Daily Brain Candy
October 31, 2012
"Adele is not a Lepidopterist, so I did not serve butterflies," laughed Bee.Bee and Butterfly
Lucy Foster Madison
First, as to the flat and high setting as practised by almost every lepidopterist abroad and by some in our own country.The Butterflies of the British Isles
The forest is obviously a happy hunting ground for the lepidopterist and botanist.Wanderings in Wessex
- a person who studies or collects moths and butterflies
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Word Origin and History for lepidopterist
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