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A lepidopterist or aurelian is a person who specialises in the study of Lepidoptera, members of an order encompassing moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies. The term also includes hobbyists who are not formal scholars, who catch, collect, study, or simply observe lepidopterans. The field is formally known as Lepidopterology.
- Hverven, in the film The Happy House (2013)
- Stapleton, in Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.
- The father, Ben, in the TV series Butterflies
- The character Red Jack, who claimed to be both Jack the Ripper and God, in the comic book Doom Patrol
- The character Judge Holden in Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian.
- Stein in the novel Lord Jim
- Ada in Vladimir Nabokov's Ada has dreams as a young girl of being a lepidopterist on the fictional planet 'anti-terra'. (Nabokov himself was an accomplished lepidopterist.)
- The character Frederick Clegg in the novel The Collector (1962) by John Fowles, also made into a film (1965) directed by William Wyler.
- Mr. Doe and Mr. Cardholder of the Venture Bros. who contact Jonas Venture Jr. at Spider Skull Island, to deal with The Monarch, a character with a butterfly theme.
- Jame Gumb, the main antagonist in the novel and film The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris.
- M in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- Blue's late mother in Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl.
- T.C. Romulus in the film Bio-Dome.
- Charles Darwin in Tarsem Singh's The Fall.
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