lepidopterology

[lep-i-dop-tuh-rol-uh-jee]
noun
the branch of zoology dealing with butterflies and moths.
Also, lepidoptery [lep-i-dop-tuh-ree] .


Origin:
1895–1900; Lepidopter(a) + -o- + -logy

lepidopterological [lep-i-dop-ter-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
lepidopterist, noun
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lepidopterist (ˌlɛpɪˈdɒptərɪst)
 
n
a person who studies or collects moths and butterflies

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lepidopterist
1828, from Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1735), Mod.L. name for the insect order which comprises butterflies and moths, from Gk. lepido-, comb. form of lepis (gen. lepidos) "(fish) scale" (related to lepein "to peel") + pteron "wing, feather" (see petition).
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Example sentences
What is less well known is that he was also a lepidopterist who named dozens of new species and subspecies of butterflies.
Each lepidopterist has his or her own favorite recipe.
All records in the original files were checked by a qualified lepidopterist before inclusion.
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