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

"In the meadows are often found the Copper Butterflies. They are very common from the end of May until late in the autumn."

Small Copper (Polyommatus [Lycaena] Phlaeas)

"In the meadows are often found the Copper Butterflies. They are very common from the end of May until…

Resembles the Large Tortoise Shell Butterfly, but is smaller.

Small Tortoise Shell Butterfly (Vanessa Urticae)

Resembles the Large Tortoise Shell Butterfly, but is smaller.

"They select some convenient spot, where they hang themselves up, head downward."

Caterpillars of the Small Tortoise-shell Butterfly (Vanessa Urticae) Undergoing Their Metamorphoses

"They select some convenient spot, where they hang themselves up, head downward."

"To set itself entirely free, the chrysalis alternately lengthens and shortens itself. The old skin gradually pushed upward, until it is considerably shortened."

Chrysalides of the Small Tortoise-shell Butterfly Freeing Themselves from the Caterpillar Skin

"To set itself entirely free, the chrysalis alternately lengthens and shortens itself. The old skin…

The butterfly of Pieris rapae, or Small White.

Small White Butterfly

The butterfly of Pieris rapae, or Small White.

"Butterfly, Grub or Caterpillar, and Pupa or Chrysalis" — Goodrich, 1859

Stages of Development of a Butterfly

"Butterfly, Grub or Caterpillar, and Pupa or Chrysalis" — Goodrich, 1859

"One of the largest and most beautiful butterflies. It lives on the fennel, carrot and other such plants."

Swallow Tailed Butterfly (Papilio Machaon)

"One of the largest and most beautiful butterflies. It lives on the fennel, carrot and other such plants."

Its lower wings have tails longer and narrower than the standard Swallow Tailed Butterfly. This species is not rare in some parts of Europe, but is scarce in England.

The Scarce Swallow Tailed Butterfly (Papilio Podalirius)

Its lower wings have tails longer and narrower than the standard Swallow Tailed Butterfly. This species…

The swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) is a large colorful butterfly with atleast 550 species.

Swallowtail Butterfly

The swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) is a large colorful butterfly with atleast 550 species.

"The Sybil Butterfly, <em>P. Sybilla</em>, sometimes called the <em>Mourning Butterfly</em>, is a common European species, flying in the dog-days, the upper part of the wings of a brownish-black, with a white band across the middle; beneath they are of an ashy-blue, with black spots." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Sybil Butterfly

"The Sybil Butterfly, P. Sybilla, sometimes called the Mourning Butterfly, is a common…

A sequenced illustration of the cabbage butterfly undergoing metamorphosis. The butterfly starts out as a caterpillar (bottom), then forms pupa to develop wings to become a butterfly.

Three Stages of Cabbage Buterfly

A sequenced illustration of the cabbage butterfly undergoing metamorphosis. The butterfly starts out…

Butterflies may Usually be distinguished by the vertical position of their wings when they are at rest, and by their having the antennae slender and club-shaped at the end.

Troilus Butterfly

Butterflies may Usually be distinguished by the vertical position of their wings when they are at rest,…

"The Troilus Butterfly, <em>Papilio Troilus</em>, is a superb insect, the wings denticulated, black, spotted with yellow, and terminated by a swallow-tail. It lives on spice-wood and sassafras-trees; is rare in the Northern States; common in the Southern, and in the West Indies." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Troilus Butterfly

"The Troilus Butterfly, Papilio Troilus, is a superb insect, the wings denticulated, black,…

A genus of white butterflies, Pieris.

White Butterfly

A genus of white butterflies, Pieris.

Pictured is an adult cabbage butterfly.

Cabbage Butterfly

Pictured is an adult cabbage butterfly.

The canker worm, which is the larva of the Anisopteryx pometaria

Canker Worm

The canker worm, which is the larva of the Anisopteryx pometaria

Carneades messoria species; larva, the dark-sided cut-worm.

Carneades

Carneades messoria species; larva, the dark-sided cut-worm.

Carneades messoria species, the dark-sided cut-worm.

Carneades

Carneades messoria species, the dark-sided cut-worm.

A larva of the Sphinx moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

Caterpillar

A larva of the Sphinx moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

A larva of a moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

Caterpillar

A larva of a moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

A larva of a moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

Caterpillar

A larva of a moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

The larva or caterpillar of the butterfly.

Caterpillar

The larva or caterpillar of the butterfly.

The American tent-caterpillar, female moth.

Caterpillar

The American tent-caterpillar, female moth.

Platysamia cecropia. The caterpillar occurring on a great variety of plants, including many of our fruit-trees and certain small fruits. Its green, and has six rather prominent warts on the thoracic segments, of which four are coral-red in color and the hinder two are yellow, sometimes with a reddish tinge.

Emporer Moth Caterpillar

Platysamia cecropia. The caterpillar occurring on a great variety of plants, including many of our fruit-trees…

An illustration of a fallweb worm caterpillar. Fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea, is a moth in the family Arctiidae known principally for its larval stage, where it creates the characteristic webbed nests on the tree limbs of a wide variety of hardwoods in the late summer and fall. It is mainly an aesthetic pest and is not believed to harm otherwise healthy trees. It is well-known to commercial tree services and arboriculturists

Fallweb Worm Caterpillar

An illustration of a fallweb worm caterpillar. Fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea, is a moth in the family…

An illustration of a fallweb worm caterpillar. Fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea, is a moth in the family Arctiidae known principally for its larval stage, where it creates the characteristic webbed nests on the tree limbs of a wide variety of hardwoods in the late summer and fall. It is mainly an aesthetic pest and is not believed to harm otherwise healthy trees. It is well-known to commercial tree services and arboriculturists

Fallweb Worm Caterpillar

An illustration of a fallweb worm caterpillar. Fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea, is a moth in the family…

An illustration of a fallweb worm caterpillar. Fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea, is a moth in the family Arctiidae known principally for its larval stage, where it creates the characteristic webbed nests on the tree limbs of a wide variety of hardwoods in the late summer and fall. It is mainly an aesthetic pest and is not believed to harm otherwise healthy trees. It is well-known to commercial tree services and arboriculturists

Fallweb Worm Caterpillar

An illustration of a fallweb worm caterpillar. Fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea, is a moth in the family…

The Caterpillar of a Gypsy Moth eating a leaf.

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

The Caterpillar of a Gypsy Moth eating a leaf.

An illustration of a Io moth caterpillar. The io moth (Automeris io) is a very colorful North American moth in the Saturniidae family. It ranges from the southeast corner of Manitoba and in the southern extremes of Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick in Canada, and in the US it is found from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, east of those states and down to the southern end of Florida.

Io Moth Caterpillar

An illustration of a Io moth caterpillar. The io moth (Automeris io) is a very colorful North American…

Caterpillar, larvae of the butterfly, are harmful to plants. These caterpillars sucker feet on the hinder rings of the body.

Large Cabbage Butterfly Caterpillar

Caterpillar, larvae of the butterfly, are harmful to plants. These caterpillars sucker feet on the hinder…

A caterpillar with a saddle type pattern on its back.

Saddleback Caterpillar

A caterpillar with a saddle type pattern on its back.

An illustration of a salt-marsh caterpillar.

Salt-marsh Caterpillar

An illustration of a salt-marsh caterpillar.

An illustration of a tent caterpillar cacoon. Tent caterpillars are moderately sized species in the genus Malacosoma in the moth family Lasiocampidae. Species occur in North America, Mexico, and Eurasia. Twenty-six species have been described, six of which occur in North America. Some species are considered to have subspecies as well. Although most people consider tent caterpillars only as pests due to their habit of defoliating trees, they are among the most social of all caterpillars and exhibit many noteworthy behaviors.

Tent Caterpillar Cocoon

An illustration of a tent caterpillar cacoon. Tent caterpillars are moderately sized species in the…

An illustration of tent caterpillar eggs. Tent caterpillars are moderately sized species in the genus Malacosoma in the moth family Lasiocampidae. Species occur in North America, Mexico, and Eurasia. Twenty-six species have been described, six of which occur in North America. Some species are considered to have subspecies as well. Although most people consider tent caterpillars only as pests due to their habit of defoliating trees, they are among the most social of all caterpillars and exhibit many noteworthy behaviors.

Tent Caterpillar Eggs

An illustration of tent caterpillar eggs. Tent caterpillars are moderately sized species in the genus…

Tent caterpillars are moderately sized species in the genus Malacosoma in the moth family Lasiocampidae. Species occur in North America, Mexico, and Eurasia. Twenty-six species have been described, six of which occur in North America. Some species are considered to have subspecies as well. Although most people consider tent caterpillars only as pests due to their habit of defoliating trees, they are among the most social of all caterpillars and exhibit many noteworthy behaviors.

Tent Caterpillars

Tent caterpillars are moderately sized species in the genus Malacosoma in the moth family Lasiocampidae.…

Illustrated is the end of the cocoon of the cecropia moth. It shows where the moth gets out.

Cecropia Moth Cocoon

Illustrated is the end of the cocoon of the cecropia moth. It shows where the moth gets out.

Typical forms of Chrysalis, the pupae of many Lepidoptera, an order of insects that includes moths and butterflies.

Chrysalis

Typical forms of Chrysalis, the pupae of many Lepidoptera, an order of insects that includes moths and…

When clear wing moths are larvae they live in burrows, in the roots and stems of many plants, and often do considerable damage.

Clear Wing Moth

When clear wing moths are larvae they live in burrows, in the roots and stems of many plants, and often…

"It hides in the cracks of walls or against the hinges of doors; it swarms in kitchens. They can bore holes through trunks, through cases and through bags, and destroy objects which were supposed to be in perfect safety."

Cockroach (Blatta Orientalis)

"It hides in the cracks of walls or against the hinges of doors; it swarms in kitchens. They can bore…

The codlin moth belongs to the tortricina, or leaf roller moths. The moths are very small.

Codlin Moth

The codlin moth belongs to the tortricina, or leaf roller moths. The moths are very small.

An adult cotton-boll worm, in the form of a moth.

Cotton Boll Worm, Adult

An adult cotton-boll worm, in the form of a moth.

The side view of a cotton worm.

Cotton Worms

The side view of a cotton worm.

The top view of a cotton worm

Cotton Worms

The top view of a cotton worm

Crambus vulvivagellus species; b, larva; c, underground tube and cocoon; f, moth with wings at rest.

Crambus

Crambus vulvivagellus species; b, larva; c, underground tube and cocoon; f, moth with wings at rest.

Crambus vulvivagellus species; moth with wings spread.

Crambus

Crambus vulvivagellus species; moth with wings spread.

The Cranberry-fruit worm of the Mineola vaccinii species; moth.

Cranberry-Fruit

The Cranberry-fruit worm of the Mineola vaccinii species; moth.

"W-Marked Cutworm and Greasy Cutworm Moth."-Whitney, 1902

Cutworm

"W-Marked Cutworm and Greasy Cutworm Moth."-Whitney, 1902

The larva of a cutworm.

Cutworm

The larva of a cutworm.

A full grown cutworm moth.

Cutworm

A full grown cutworm moth.

A cutworm larva.

Cutworm

A cutworm larva.

The larva stage of the cutworm, Agrostis ypsilon and its head.

Cutworm Larva

The larva stage of the cutworm, Agrostis ypsilon and its head.

The moth stage of the cutworm, Agrostis ypsilon.

Cutworm Moth

The moth stage of the cutworm, Agrostis ypsilon.

The mature moth of the cutworm, Feltia subgothica.

Cutworm Moth

The mature moth of the cutworm, Feltia subgothica.

"Agrostis annexa: a, larva; f, pupa; h, adult." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Cutworm Stages

"Agrostis annexa: a, larva; f, pupa; h, adult." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

A moth that feeds mostly on cotton.

Cottonwood Dagger

A moth that feeds mostly on cotton.

The caterpillar form of the cottonwood moth.

Cottonwood Dagger

The caterpillar form of the cottonwood moth.

The larva is a gooseberry fruit worm.

Dakruma

The larva is a gooseberry fruit worm.

Death's head moth feeds on potato, goji berry, and jasmine plants. These moths often have a straight or curved horn, or tail, at the end of the body.

Death's Head Moth

Death's head moth feeds on potato, goji berry, and jasmine plants. These moths often have a straight…

Edema albifrons is a species of moth of the Bombycidae family.

Edema

Edema albifrons is a species of moth of the Bombycidae family.

A moth that flies rather heavily and clumsily during the middle of the day in bright sunlight.

Euchromia Ipomaeae

A moth that flies rather heavily and clumsily during the middle of the day in bright sunlight.