||It has been suggested that this article be merged into lepidopterology. (Discuss) Proposed since July 2014.|
A lepidopterist or aurelian is a person who specialises in the study of Lepidoptera, 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. The field is formally known as Lepidopterology.