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

Hyphantria cunea larva

Fall Webworm

Hyphantria cunea larva

Hyphantria cunea larva

Fall Webworm

Hyphantria cunea larva

Hyphantria cunea white form moth

Fall Webworm

Hyphantria cunea white form moth

A female grape leaf folder moth.

Female Grape Leaf Folder

A female grape leaf folder moth.

A male grape leaf folder moth.

Male Grape Leaf Folder

A male grape leaf folder moth.

A European species of butterfly with orange wings and black spots.

Silver-Washed Fritillary

A European species of butterfly with orange wings and black spots.

Gelechia gallae-solidaginis is a species of gall moth, an insect in the Gelechiidae family of Gelechiid moths.

Dorsal View of Gall Moth

Gelechia gallae-solidaginis is a species of gall moth, an insect in the Gelechiidae family of Gelechiid…

A common butterfly in the United Kingdom.

Gatekeeper

A common butterfly in the United Kingdom.

Gelechia cereallella species; moth.

Gelechia

Gelechia cereallella species; moth.

"The Geometrina in the larval condition have only four prolegs, the usual number being ten, and in moving these are brought close up to the last pair of thoracic limbs, thus giving the caterpillar a looped appearance, hence the term "loopers" usually applied to these moths; they then hold on by the prolegs, and releasing those in front carry the body forward until the arched appearance is gone. They thus move by an alternate process of looping and straightening their bodies. The larva of Geometers have also the curious havit of fixing themselves by their hind feet to the branch of a shrub, throwing the remainder of their bodies out, and remaining motionless in this position for hours, thus exhibiting an enormous amount of muscular energy." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Geometrina

"The Geometrina in the larval condition have only four prolegs, the usual number being ten, and in moving…

"The Geometrina in the larval condition have only four prolegs, the usual number being ten, and in moving these are brought close up to the last pair of thoracic limbs, thus giving the caterpillar a looped appearance, hence the term "loopers" usually applied to these moths; they then hold on by the prolegs, and releasing those in front carry the body forward until the arched appearance is gone. They thus move by an alternate process of looping and straightening their bodies. The larva of Geometers have also the curious havit of fixing themselves by their hind feet to the branch of a shrub, throwing the remainder of their bodies out, and remaining motionless in this position for hours, thus exhibiting an enormous amount of muscular energy." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Geometrina

"The Geometrina in the larval condition have only four prolegs, the usual number being ten, and in moving…

Gipsy moth is the common name of liparis dispar. The female moth is larger and heavier than the male. The female has dingy white wings barred with darker belts.

Female Gipsy Moth

Gipsy moth is the common name of liparis dispar. The female moth is larger and heavier than the male.…

The antennae of female gipsy moths are usually slender. The moths fly by day and are often brightly colored.

Female Gipsy Moth

The antennae of female gipsy moths are usually slender. The moths fly by day and are often brightly…

The wings of the gipsy moth are relatively weak. The antennae are feathered on either side.

Male Gipsy Moth

The wings of the gipsy moth are relatively weak. The antennae are feathered on either side.

Gold-tail moth is the common name of liparis auriflua. The caterpillar has three rows of tubercles along the body. It feeds chiefly on hawthorn.

Caterpillar of the Gold-Tail Moth

Gold-tail moth is the common name of liparis auriflua. The caterpillar has three rows of tubercles along…

The Gooseberry or Magpie moth is often mistaken for a butterfly. The moth usually appears in the middle of the summer and continues until autumn. The wings of the moth have a white background with patches of black. At the base of the forewings is a yellow patch and near the middle there is a band of yellow between two rows of black spots.

Gooseberry or Magpie Moth

The Gooseberry or Magpie moth is often mistaken for a butterfly. The moth usually appears in the middle…

The grape plume of the Oxyptilus periscelidactylus species; moth.

Grape Plume

The grape plume of the Oxyptilus periscelidactylus species; moth.

Grubs are hatchlings of butterflies.

Grub

Grubs are hatchlings of butterflies.

The humming bird hawk moth has long, narrow front wings. The front wings move rapidly causing the moth to fly in a peculiar fashion.

Humming Bird Hawk Moth

The humming bird hawk moth has long, narrow front wings. The front wings move rapidly causing the moth…

Hummingbird hawk moth is the common name of macroglossa stellatarum. This moth flies very fast. While flying the moth makes a loud humming noise.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Hummingbird hawk moth is the common name of macroglossa stellatarum. This moth flies very fast. While…

Illustrated are the four stages in an insects' life: egg, larva, pupa, imago. The insect pictured is the codlin moth.

Insect Life Stages

Illustrated are the four stages in an insects' life: egg, larva, pupa, imago. The insect pictured is…

Bombyx Neustria, or the lackey moth, lay their eggs on the twigs of various trees. When the larvae emerge they are black.

Lackey Moth

Bombyx Neustria, or the lackey moth, lay their eggs on the twigs of various trees. When the larvae emerge…

The lackey moth belongs to the same tribe as the gipsy moth, brown tail moth, gold tail moth, tiger moth, and vapourer moth. This tribe is known as bombycina.

Lackey Moth

The lackey moth belongs to the same tribe as the gipsy moth, brown tail moth, gold tail moth, tiger…

Larva of io moth.

Larva

Larva of io moth.

The larva Eight-Spotted Forester (Alypia octomaculata), a caterpillar belonging to the Noctuidae family of Owlet moths.

Eight-Spotted Forester Larva

The larva Eight-Spotted Forester (Alypia octomaculata), a caterpillar belonging to the Noctuidae family…

The larva, or caterpillar, of the leopard moth is whitish with black glossy spots. The caterpillar has a blackish plate on the segment next to the head. These caterpillars feed on the wood in the interior of the stems and branches of pear, apple, or plum trees.

Caterpillar of the Leopard Moth

The larva, or caterpillar, of the leopard moth is whitish with black glossy spots. The caterpillar has…

The antennae if the female leopard moth are thread like. The wings are semi-translucent with thickly scattered blue-black round spots.

Female Leopard Moth

The antennae if the female leopard moth are thread like. The wings are semi-translucent with thickly…

"The family Morphidae contains the largest and most splendid of the South American butterflies. Their wings, often 7 inches in expanse, are generally of a brilliant metallic blue, which, as the insect flies, flashes in the sunlight so as to be visible, it is said, a quarter of a mile off." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Morphidae

"The family Morphidae contains the largest and most splendid of the South American butterflies. Their…

Moths have generally shorter , hairier bodies than butterflies.

Moth

Moths have generally shorter , hairier bodies than butterflies.

A typical moth with wings spread.

Moth

A typical moth with wings spread.

The wings are long; the primaries blunt; the secondaries small. The thorax is square with a central crest. The abdomen and antennae stour and simple.

Moth

The wings are long; the primaries blunt; the secondaries small. The thorax is square with a central…

A moth of the Cosmia genus; found in all parts of the world.

Moth

A moth of the Cosmia genus; found in all parts of the world.

Lepidopterous insects, which are distinguished from butterflies in that the antennae taper to a point and do not terminate in a knob.

Moth

Lepidopterous insects, which are distinguished from butterflies in that the antennae taper to a point…

A full grown moth.

Moth

A full grown moth.

A moth.

Moth

A moth.

The potato hawk-moth Protoparce celeus species.

Moth

The potato hawk-moth Protoparce celeus species.

The potato hawk-moth Protoparce celeus species; pupa.

Moth

The potato hawk-moth Protoparce celeus species; pupa.

The potato hawk-moth Protoparce celeus species; caterpillar.

Moth

The potato hawk-moth Protoparce celeus species; caterpillar.

Philampelus achemon, larva.

Moth

Philampelus achemon, larva.

Philampelus achemon.

Moth

Philampelus achemon.

Alypia octo-maculata, 8-spotted forester; larva.

Moth

Alypia octo-maculata, 8-spotted forester; larva.

Alypia octo-maculata, 8-spotted forester; moth.

Moth

Alypia octo-maculata, 8-spotted forester; moth.

The vaporer moth of the Notolophus leucostigma species; female.

Moth

The vaporer moth of the Notolophus leucostigma species; female.

The vaporer moth of the Notolophus leucostigma species; male pupa.

Moth

The vaporer moth of the Notolophus leucostigma species; male pupa.

The vaporer moth of the Notolophus leucostigma species; male moth.

Moth

The vaporer moth of the Notolophus leucostigma species; male moth.

The saddle-back moth of the Empretia stinulea species.

Moth

The saddle-back moth of the Empretia stinulea species.

Male cecropia moth.

Moth

Male cecropia moth.

Female of polyphemus moth.

Moth

Female of polyphemus moth.

Heliothis armiger species; larva.

Moth

Heliothis armiger species; larva.

Heliothis armiger species; moth

Moth

Heliothis armiger species; moth

Heliothis armiger species; moth

Moth

Heliothis armiger species; moth

Hypena humuli species, hop-vine moth.

Moth

Hypena humuli species, hop-vine moth.

The lime-tree moth, Hybernia tiliaria species; larva of all sizes.

Moth

The lime-tree moth, Hybernia tiliaria species; larva of all sizes.

The lime-tree moth, Hybernia tiliaria species; winged male.

Moth

The lime-tree moth, Hybernia tiliaria species; winged male.

The lime-tree moth, Hybernia tiliaria species; wingless female.

Moth

The lime-tree moth, Hybernia tiliaria species; wingless female.

Melitara prodenialis species; larva.

Moth

Melitara prodenialis species; larva.

Melitara prodenialis species; pupa.

Moth

Melitara prodenialis species; pupa.

Melitara prodenialis species; moth.

Moth

Melitara prodenialis species; moth.

Teras minuta species; larva.

Moth

Teras minuta species; larva.

Teras minuta species; pupa.

Moth

Teras minuta species; pupa.