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macrolepidoptera

/ (ˌmækrəʊˌlɛpɪˈdɒptərə) /
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pl n
a collector's name for that part of the lepidoptera that comprises the butterflies and the larger moths (noctuids, geometrids, bombycids, springtails, etc): a term without taxonomic significanceCompare microlepidoptera
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