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How Much Does a Lepidopterist Make Per Year? Average Lepidopterist Salary

A lepidopterist is one who specializes in the study of Lepidoptera. Butterflies, skippers and moths comprise the order Lepidoptera, one of the major groups of insects. Lepidoptera is characterized by the presence of pigment-bearing scales on their wings. Lepidopterists spend most of their time gathering and observing different butterflies and their breeding process. As butterfly breeders, they provide specimens for butterfly exhibits in zoos and museums. Their average annual salary is $55,000 that varies depending on factors such as education and experience. A college degree in biology is generally required to become a lepidopterist.

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