ptero-, pter-, -ptera, -pteron, -pteryx, -ptery, -pterous
(Greek: feather; wing, winglike)
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.
The larvae of lepidopterans are caterpillars. Lepidopterans include butterflies, moths, and skippers.
2. A person who studies the order of insects called Lepidoptera, a large order including butterflies and moths.
Most microbats feed on insects. Some of the larger species hunt birds, lizards, frogs or even fish. Microbats that feed on the blood of large mammals (vampire bats) exist in South America.
- Microbats use echolocation, whereas megabats do not.
- Microbats lack the claw at the second toe of the forelimb.
- The ears of microbats don't form a closed ring, but the edges are separated from each other at the base of the ear.
- Microbats lack the underfur; they have only guard hairs or are naked.