- 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.
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