Meaning of lepidopterist in English:


Pronunciation /ˌlɛpɪˈdɒptərɪst/


  • A person who studies or collects butterflies and moths.

    ‘Some lepidopterists believe that the Xerces Blue was the same species as Silvery Blue.’
    • ‘A rare comma butterfly was spotted in the garden in Grassington of lepidopterist James Birdsall.’
    • ‘It could be likened to the specialised needs of a lepidopterist researching the markings of a species of butterflies to be found only in Borneo.’
    • ‘Although I am a lepidopterist, not a visual ecologist, I am often asked just what colors in flowers best attract butterflies.’
    • ‘‘Butterflies’ relates the story of a lepidopterist who has sought a visa to enter the United States.’