lepidopter- +

(Greek: moths, butterflies; a combination of lepido-, "flake" or "scale" and ptero, "wing")

Lepidoptera
1. An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths.

They have broad wings, covered with minute overlapping scales, usually brightly colored.

2. An order of the class Insecta that includes the butterflies, moths, and skippers; characterized by scaly wings, sucking mouth parts, and complete metamorphosis.
lepidopteral
Belonging to or pertaining to the Lepidoptera.
lepidopteran
Any of various insects of the order Lepidoptera, characterized by four large, flat, membranous wings covered with small scales.

The larvae of lepidopterans are caterpillars. Lepidopterans include butterflies, moths, and skippers.

lepidopterid
Someone who studies the Lepidoptera.
lepidopterist
1. An entomologist who specializes in the collection and study of butterflies and moths.
2. A person who studies the order of insects called Lepidoptera, a large order including butterflies and moths.
lepidopterology
The branch of zoology dealing with butterflies and moths.
lepidopteron
Any lepidopterous insect.
lepidopterophilist
A collector of butterflies. Also known as lepidopterology.
lepidopterophilous
1. A description of butterflies and moths which pollinate plants.
2. A special attraction to, or fondness for, butterflies.
lepidopterophily
A reference to plants which are pollinated by butterflies and moths.
lepidopterous
A reference to an order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers; which in the adult state have four membranous wings more or less covered with small scales.
Lepidotrichium (s), Lepidotrichia (pl)
Lepidotrichia are bony, bilaterally-paired, segmented fin rays found in bony fishes.

They develop around actinotrichia as part of the dermal exoskeleton. Lepidotrichia may also have some cartilage or bone in them. They are actually segmented and appear as a series of disks stacked on top of each other.

Macrolepidoptera
Lepidoptera (as butterflies, skippers, saturniids, and noctuids) that include most of the large forms and none of the minute ones.

Traditionally used for the larger butterflies and moths as opposed to the Microlepidoptera.

Microlepidoptera
1. A tribe of Lepidoptera, including a vast number of minute species; such as, the plume moth, clothes moth, etc.
2. Lepidopterous insects (as tortricids) that belong to families of minute or medium-sized moths.
microlepidopteran
A tiny moth; such as, a leaf miner, that is of little interest to a collector.

This lepidopter- group of words comes directly from the lepido- unit of words.


A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, with: "insects, bugs, worms; invertebrates": aphidi-; api-; ascari-; culci-; Dung Beetle Survival; Dung Beetles Important; Eating Worms; entomo-; formic-; Guinea worms; helmintho-; insecto-; Insects: Importance; isopter-; meliss-; mosquito; Mosquito, other Languages; Mosquitoes, Pt. 1; Mosquitoes, Pt. 2; myrmeco-; scarab; scoleco-; sphec-; taeni-; termit-; vermo-.