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lepidopteran   (lěp'ĭ-dŏp'tər-ən)  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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