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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.

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  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. 
  3. ^ "Excerpts from A Guide to Nabokov's Butterflies and Moths". Pennsylvania State University Library. Retrieved 17 March 2011.