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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 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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