From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A lepidopterist or aurelian is a person who specialises in the study of Lepidoptera,[1] members of an order encompassing moths and butterflies. The term also includes hobbyists who are not formal scholars, who catch, collect, study, or simply observe lepidopterans.[2] The field is formally known as Lepidopterology.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "lepidopterist". (n.d.). In Dictionary Definitions. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/lepidopterist.
  2. ^ "Home page of "lepidopterist.org"". Retrieved 30 November 2010.