order Lepidoptera

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Related to order Lepidoptera: order Hymenoptera, order Hemiptera, order Diptera, order Coleoptera, order Odonata, order Orthoptera
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Synonyms for order Lepidoptera

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A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera.
Butterflies, members of the scientific order Lepidoptera, lay their eggs directly on the annuals, perennials and trees that will nourish future larvae.
Also included is the use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a naturally occurring bacteria that can affect many species of moth and butterfly larvae of the order Lepidoptera, plus the use of the chemical Dimilin (diflubenzuron), which kills a wide variety of non-target insects and crustaceans.
When eaten by insect, it can kill many large of the order Lepidoptera, which includes all moths and butterflies.
The subfamily Torodorinae in the order Lepidoptera includes more than 270 species belonging to 37 genera, and more than 90% of the species are distributed in the Oriental Region and a few occur in the Australian and Palaearctic Regions, except for 1 species from the Neotropical Region (Park & Lee 1999; Park et al.