One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The butterflies and larger moths, comprising those of interest to the general collector.Compare with microlepidoptera
- ‘Night-active Macrolepidoptera fauna has been studied for more than 40 years.’
- ‘Our goal is to use the most promising candidates for resolving deep-level relationships within Noctuoidea, Bombycoidea and Macrolepidoptera generally.’
- ‘This study suggests that macrolepidoptera may be using specific needle terpenes, or groups of terpenes, as egg-laying cues.’
Modern Latin (plural), from macro- + Lepidoptera.
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