This ClipArt gallery offers 481 pictures of insects from the order Lepidoptera, including moths and butterflies in adult, caterpillar, and larval stages.

"Shows how the head advances over half the circumference of the circle which it has to describe, and secures the end of the thread against the support."

Caterpillars of the Cabbage-Butterfly

"Shows how the head advances over half the circumference of the circle which it has to describe, and…

"Their attitudes deceive even the close observer; they embrace the stem of the leaf or twig with their hinder or intermediate legs, whilst the rest of their body, vertically elevated, remans stiff and immovable for hours together."

Caterpillar of the Canary-Shouldered Thorn

"Their attitudes deceive even the close observer; they embrace the stem of the leaf or twig with their…

"Among caterpillars that make a very slight cocoon, some gather two or three leaves into a ball, to protect them."

Larvae of Catocala Fraxini

"Among caterpillars that make a very slight cocoon, some gather two or three leaves into a ball, to…

"It lives on the arbutus, a shrub common enough on the hills and mountains of the coast of the Mediterranean."

Larva of Charaxes Jasius About to Change to a Pupa

"It lives on the arbutus, a shrub common enough on the hills and mountains of the coast of the Mediterranean."

Pieris Protodice, a butterfly that becomes more common and assists its imported relative in making havoc among the cabbages, but this also may be easily controlled by the measures above detailed.

Checkered White Butterfly

Pieris Protodice, a butterfly that becomes more common and assists its imported relative in making havoc…

Pieris Protodice, a butterfly that becomes more common and assists its imported relative in making havoc among the cabbages, but this also may be easily controlled by the measures above detailed.

Checkered White Butterfly (Female)

Pieris Protodice, a butterfly that becomes more common and assists its imported relative in making havoc…

A butterfly of the Pieridae family.

Colias Hyale Butterfly

A butterfly of the Pieridae family.

"The Comma Butterfly is common, especially in many parts of England. Its caterpillar lives on the nettle, honeysuckle, the currant, the hazel and the elm."

The Comma Butterfly (Vanessa C. Album)

"The Comma Butterfly is common, especially in many parts of England. Its caterpillar lives on the nettle,…

"Makes itself a thick and very compact cocoon of the form of an egg."

Larva of Cucullia Verbasci

"Makes itself a thick and very compact cocoon of the form of an egg."

Larva of Vanessa antiopa species.

Elm Butterfly

Larva of Vanessa antiopa species.

The male adult of the Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton), a brush-footed butterfly.

Tawny Emperor

The male adult of the Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton), a brush-footed butterfly.

"The <em>Erebia Euryale</em> belongs to the family of the <em>Satyridi</em>. It is found during the month of July in the Alpine regions."

Erebia Euryale

"The Erebia Euryale belongs to the family of the Satyridi. It is found during the…

Small white or yellowish butterfly whose fore wings are rounded at the tip and marked with black.

Female Cabbage Butterfly

Small white or yellowish butterfly whose fore wings are rounded at the tip and marked with black.

A butterfly that feeds on the grape vines.

Grape Vine Butterfly

A butterfly that feeds on the grape vines.

Also known as the Green Hair-streak.

Thecla Rubi

Also known as the Green Hair-streak.

"The Green-veined White Butterfly is very like the cabbage butterfly. Its caterpillar lives near the regions of perpetual snow."

Pieris Napi

"The Green-veined White Butterfly is very like the cabbage butterfly. Its caterpillar lives near the…

"The Galatea Butterfly, <em>P. Galatea</em>, A Euoprean species, called <em>The Half-Mourning Butterfly</em>, has the wings slightly denticulated; they are of a brownish-yellow, with the base and extremities black, and spotted with white." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Half-Mourning Butterfly

"The Galatea Butterfly, P. Galatea, A Euoprean species, called The Half-Mourning Butterfly,…

The adult or imago butterfly.

Imago Butterfly

The adult or imago butterfly.

Junonia coenia or Common Buckeye butterfly.

J. Coenia Butterfly

Junonia coenia or Common Buckeye butterfly.

"It is found in July and September, on the oak, the elm, the willow, and many fruit trees."

Large Tortoise Shell Butterfly (Vanessa Polychloros)

"It is found in July and September, on the oak, the elm, the willow, and many fruit trees."

"In this early state one recognizes the head, which is then resting on the thorax; the two eyes and the antennae, which are brought forward like two ribbons; the wings are also brought over the thorax, but these are separated artificially in the drawing we have given; and lastly, in the space left between the wings, the six legs and the body of the insect."

Chrysalis of the Large Tortoise Shell Butterfly (Vanessa Polychloros)

"In this early state one recognizes the head, which is then resting on the thorax; the two eyes and…

Large white cabbage butterflies have large wings that are covered with small scales. The mouth is not able to bite. The lower jaws are prolonged and are adapted for sucking honey from flowers.

Large White Cabbage Butterfly

Large white cabbage butterflies have large wings that are covered with small scales. The mouth is not…

Larva of a butterfly in caterpillar form.

Butterfly Larva

Larva of a butterfly in caterpillar form.

"This butterfly may be observed in the month of July in the woods, in its native localities. It feeds on the honeysuckle."

Limenitis Camilla

"This butterfly may be observed in the month of July in the woods, in its native localities. It feeds…

"Represents the Looper caterpillar, with four membranous legs. If one of these caterpillars, lying quiet at full length, determines to walk, in order to take its first step it begins by humping its back, curving into an arch that part which has no legs, and finishes by [lying at full length]"

Looper Caterpillar at Full Length

"Represents the Looper caterpillar, with four membranous legs. If one of these caterpillars, lying quiet…

"Represents the Looper caterpillar, with four membranous legs. If one of these caterpillars, lying quiet at full length, determines to walk, in order to take its first step it begins by humping its back, curving into an arch that part which has no legs, and finishes by [lying flat]"

Looper Caterpillar Curved into an Arch

"Represents the Looper caterpillar, with four membranous legs. If one of these caterpillars, lying quiet…

"Represents the Looper caterpillar, with four membranous legs. If one of these caterpillars, lying quiet at full length, determines to walk, in order to take its first step it begins by humping its back, curving into an arch that part which has no legs, and finishes by [lying flat]"

Looper Caterpillar

"Represents the Looper caterpillar, with four membranous legs. If one of these caterpillars, lying quiet…

"When the caterpillar wants to gnaw the edge of a leaf, it twists its body in such a way that at least one portion of the edge of the leaf is held between its legs, while the insect's jaws cut the leaf."

Looper Caterpillar Eating the Leaves of the Apricot (After Reaumur)

"When the caterpillar wants to gnaw the edge of a leaf, it twists its body in such a way that at least…

This butterfly flies around sandy heaths.

Lycaena (Polyommatus) Aegon

This butterfly flies around sandy heaths.

Male Cabbage Butterfly

Male Cabbage Butterfly

Male Cabbage Butterfly

"Common during the months of June and July in the woods and fields."

Meadow Brown (Satyrus [Hipparchia] Janira)

"Common during the months of June and July in the woods and fields."

A fleshy caterpillar.

Milkweed Butterfly Larva

A fleshy caterpillar.

Metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly, larva

Monarch Butterfly

Metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly, larva

Metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly, pupa

Monarch Butterfly

Metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly, pupa

Metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly, adult

Monarch Butterfly

Metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly, adult

This common butterfly is of a brown color, with black veins and wing borders.

Monarch Butterfly

This common butterfly is of a brown color, with black veins and wing borders.

The larva of the monarch. This common butterfly is of a brown color, with black veins and wing borders.

Monarch Butterfly

The larva of the monarch. This common butterfly is of a brown color, with black veins and wing borders.

"A mourning-cloak butterfly near a branch." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Mourning-Cloak Butterfly

"A mourning-cloak butterfly near a branch." — Goodrich, 1859

Papilio Machaon, also known as the Old World Swallowtail. A yellow butterfly with black wings and a wingspan of up to 8 cm.

Old World Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio Machaon, also known as the Old World Swallowtail. A yellow butterfly with black wings and a…

"The Orange-tips have, in the males, the extremity of the upper wings of a beautiful orange yellow. The rest of the wing is white."

Anthocharis Cardamines

"The Orange-tips have, in the males, the extremity of the upper wings of a beautiful orange yellow.…

Papilio ajax.

P. Ajax Butterfly

Papilio ajax.

Papilio asterias.

P. Asterias Butterfly

Papilio asterias.

Pieris rapae, or Small White butterfly.

P. Rapae Butterfly

Pieris rapae, or Small White butterfly.

Papilio troilus or Spicebush swallowtail butterfly.

P. Troilus Butterfly

Papilio troilus or Spicebush swallowtail butterfly.

"One of the largest and most beautiful butterflies. The chrysalis, attached to a grass stalk, is sometimes light green, sometimes grayish."

Larva and Chrysalis of Papilio Machaon

"One of the largest and most beautiful butterflies. The chrysalis, attached to a grass stalk, is sometimes…

"The Parnassius Apollo is a beautiful butterfly, which appears in June and July, and is found commonly enough in the Alps and Pyrenees mountains."

Parnassius Apollo

"The Parnassius Apollo is a beautiful butterfly, which appears in June and July, and is found commonly…

"The Peacock-butterfly, <em>V. Io</em>, has the edges of the wings denticulated; above they are of a reddish-fawn, with a large eye-spot on each; those on the superior wings are red, encircled, with mingled black and yellow; those o nthe inferior ones are blue, with a black circle. It is a splendid European species, inhabiting woods, meadows, and gardens in October." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Peacock Butterfly

"The Peacock-butterfly, V. Io, has the edges of the wings denticulated; above they are of a…

A well-known colorful butterfly found in Europe and Asia.

Peacock Butterfly

A well-known colorful butterfly found in Europe and Asia.

"The Peacock Butterfly is very easily recognized by the peacock's eyes - to the number of four, one on each wing - which have gained for it the name it bears."

Peacock Butterfly (Vanessa Io)

"The Peacock Butterfly is very easily recognized by the peacock's eyes - to the number of four, one…

The caterpillar is suspended by a band it weaves itself.

Caterpillars of the Pieris Brassicae

The caterpillar is suspended by a band it weaves itself.

"Shows the chrysalis in two different positions, and held by the same band which first supported the caterpillar."

Pupae of Pieris Brassicae

"Shows the chrysalis in two different positions, and held by the same band which first supported the…

A specimen of the caterpillar which makes their cocoons of silk with other materials.

Small Caterpillar of Pimpernel

A specimen of the caterpillar which makes their cocoons of silk with other materials.

An American congener of the imported cabbage butterfly.

Pot Herb Butterfly

An American congener of the imported cabbage butterfly.

"The Priam butterfly, <em>Papilio priamus</em>, is a native of the Eastern Archipelago; its wings are from seven to eight inches in extent, and are colored with rich green and deep black." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Priam Butterfly

"The Priam butterfly, Papilio priamus, is a native of the Eastern Archipelago; its wings are…

"The head of the angular pupae terminates sometimes in two angular parts, which diverge from each other like two horns."

Angular Pupa of a Butterfly

"The head of the angular pupae terminates sometimes in two angular parts, which diverge from each other…

"On the upper part of the [insect's under sides], we perceive various raised portions, formed and arranged like the bands around the heads of mummies."

Conical Pupa

"On the upper part of the [insect's under sides], we perceive various raised portions, formed and arranged…

"A great many others have in the upper part, along the edges which separate the two sides, little humps, eminences broader than they are thick, ending in a sharp point."

Pupa Having Angular Projections

"A great many others have in the upper part, along the edges which separate the two sides, little humps,…

"In the month of July, the <em>Apatura Ilia</em> and the Purple Emperor may be observed in the woods. They are marked by a strong flight."

Apatura Ilia

"In the month of July, the Apatura Ilia and the Purple Emperor may be observed in the woods.…

"The Purple Hair-streak is not so rare in the woods, but is very difficult to catch, as it flies nearly always by couples at the tops of trees."

Thecla Quercus

"The Purple Hair-streak is not so rare in the woods, but is very difficult to catch, as it flies nearly…