Origin of Lepidoptera
noun, plural lep·i·dop·ter·a [lep-i-dop-ter-uh] /ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tər ə/.
Origin of lepidopteron
Examples from the Web for lepidoptera
Frenatae: that series of Lepidoptera in which a more or less well- marked frenulum occurs.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Of much interest is the variety displayed among the Lepidoptera in the season and the duration of the various instars.
The Coleoptera and the Lepidoptera form the glory of all great collections for their size and magnificence.
The two species of Lepidoptera examined have an equal pair of heterochromosomes.Studies in Spermatogenesis|Nettie Maria Stevens
They are lepidoptera which have antennæ which are other than club-shaped.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
1773, "insects with four scaly wings," the biological classification that includes butterflies and moths, coined 1735 in Modern Latin by Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus (Karl von Linné, 1707-1778) from Greek lepido-, comb. form of lepis (genitive lepidos) "(fish) scale" (related to lepein "to peel;" see leper) + pteron "wing, feather" (see pterodactyl).