An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths. They have broad wings, covered with minute overlapping scales, usually brightly colored.
The order of insects containing moths and butterflies.
a large order of scaly-winged insects including the butterflies, skippers, and moths, often brightly colored and having a coiled sucking proboscis (Morris 1992).
An order of insects with two pairs of scaly wings and spirally coiled haustellate (formed for sucking) mouth structure, which undergoes complete metamorphosis. The larva has a chewing type of mouth parts and is always pestiferous.
(lepido = scale; ptera = wings) the butterflies and moths.
an order of insects containing moths and butterflies
Insects such as butterflies and moths.
The order made up of moths and butterflies. Lepidoptera means "scale-wing;" their wings are covered in overlapping scales.
Lepidoptera is the scientific name for an order of insects that we commonly call butterflies and moths. Like all insects, lepidoptera have a head, thorax, abdomen, two antennae, and six legs. Additionally, lepidoptera have four wings that are almost always covered by coloured scales. Derived from the Greek words "Lepido" meaning scale and "Ptera" meaning wing, lepidoptera basically means "scaled-wing.".
the formal classification group (order) of butterflies and moths.
Order of chewing insects that have a caterpillar or worm stage and a flying adult stage. Examples: tomato hornworm, fall armyworm, southwestern and European corn borers, codling moth, corn earworm, cutworms.
the order of insects that includes all of the butterflies and moths
an order of insects that including butterflies and moths characterized by overlapping scales on their bodies and wings that are often brightly colored. (Lepidos = scales; Ptera = wings)
the scientific classification of the order of butterflies and moths. The name comes from the Greek language, and literally means scale wings. Butterflies' and moths' wings are covered with thousands of iridescent scales which give them their color
The name of the order of insects that includes the butterflies, skippers, and moths. The feature that distinguishes Lepidoptera from other insects is the possession of tiny overlapping scales on the wings of the adult. Other features of Lepidopteran adults include: four membranous wings, forewing and hindwing on each side of the body coupled at their base, and mouthparts (if present and functional) shaped into a sucking tube a proboscis). Features of larvae (caterpillars) include possession of chewing mandibles, stubby prolegs on the abdomen, and silk-producing glands.
Order of insects in which butterflies and moths are classified; the meaning is "scaled wings"
(Latin noun) the order of insects that contains butterflies and moths: lepido = scale and tpera = wing
An order of Insects, characterised by the possession of a spiral proboscis, and of four large more or less scaly wings. It includes the well-known Butterflies and Moths. 112
"Scaley wing"-the order, or classification group, to which butterflies and moths belong.
Lepidoptera (meaning "scale wing") is an order of insects that is characterized by having four large, scaly wings and a spiral proboscis. Butterflies and moths belong to the order Lepidoptera. There are about 150,000 named species of butterflies and moth (over 87% are moths).
The order Lepidoptera is the second largest order in the class Insecta and includes the butterflies, skippers, and moths. Members of the order are referred to as lepidopterans. A person who collects or studies this order is referred to as a Lepidopterist.