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British Dictionary definitions for microlepidoptera

microlepidoptera

pl n
  1. a collector's name for the smaller moths: a term without taxonomic significanceCompare macrolepidoptera
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  • The various leaf-mining and seed inhabiting species can be treated as in the case of the Microlepidoptera.

    Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects

    C. V. Riley

  • For collecting Microlepidoptera, in addition to the ordinary net, some special apparatus will be found very essential.

  • Further, he was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and had given special attention to the study of microlepidoptera.

    Norfolk Annals

    Charles Mackie