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

Teras minuta species; moth.

Moth

Teras minuta species; moth.

The adult moth of the horn worm.

Adult Moth

The adult moth of the horn worm.

The adult moth of the southern tobacco worm.

Adult Moth

The adult moth of the southern tobacco worm.

An illustration of a male moth. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal species.

Moth (Male)

An illustration of a male moth. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal…

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

Codlin Moth and Grub

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

"Represents a moth at the moment in which it has just emerged from the pupa. At the end of a short period the wings become developed, only they are wrinkled."

Moth Just Emerged

"Represents a moth at the moment in which it has just emerged from the pupa. At the end of a short period…

A moth larva eating fabric.

Moth Larva

A moth larva eating fabric.

A moth larva of the Philampelus genus.

Moth Larva

A moth larva of the Philampelus genus.

The larva of the horn worm.

Moth Larva

The larva of the horn worm.

The larva of the southern tobacco worm.

Moth Larva

The larva of the southern tobacco worm.

The pupa stage of the horn worm.

Moth Pupa

The pupa stage of the horn worm.

The pupa stage of the southern tobacco worm

Moth Pupa

The pupa stage of the southern tobacco worm

"Larva, pupa, and adult of Cossus ligniperda." -Thomson, 1916

Goat Moth Stages

"Larva, pupa, and adult of Cossus ligniperda." -Thomson, 1916

"Life history of the silk moth (Bombyx mori). A, caterpillar; B, pupa; C, imago; the cocoon is cut open to show the pupa lying within." -Thomson, 1916

Silk Moth Stages

"Life history of the silk moth (Bombyx mori). A, caterpillar; B, pupa; C, imago; the cocoon is cut open…

"Moth Whose Wings are Developed"

Moth Whose Wings are Developed

"Moth Whose Wings are Developed"

"Moth Whose Wings are Developing"

Moth Whose Wings are Developing

"Moth Whose Wings are Developing"

This caterpillar uses its own hair to fortify the cocoon. This is a representation of what the caterpillar looks like after removing all its hair.

Larva of Acronycta Aceris Taken Out of its Cocoon

This caterpillar uses its own hair to fortify the cocoon. This is a representation of what the caterpillar…

This caterpillar uses its own hair to fortify the cocoon.

Larva of Acronycta Aceris

This caterpillar uses its own hair to fortify the cocoon.

"The <em>Pyralina</em> contains the smallest nocturnal Lepidoptera, and nearly all those tiny species which flutter around our lights in the evening."

Aedia Pusiella

"The Pyralina contains the smallest nocturnal Lepidoptera, and nearly all those tiny species…

Pyrophila pyramidoides species.

American Copper Underwing Moth

Pyrophila pyramidoides species.

Pyrophila pyramidoides species; larva.

American Copper Underwing Moth

Pyrophila pyramidoides species; larva.

An illustration of an American Silkworm Moth.

American Silkworm Moth

An illustration of an American Silkworm Moth.

The bee-moth of the Galleria melonella species; larva.

Bee Moth

The bee-moth of the Galleria melonella species; larva.

The bee-moth of the Galleria melonella species; pupa.

Bee Moth

The bee-moth of the Galleria melonella species; pupa.

The bee-moth of the Galleria melonella species; moth.

Bee Moth

The bee-moth of the Galleria melonella species; moth.

The bee-moth of the Galleria melonella species; moth.

Bee Moth

The bee-moth of the Galleria melonella species; moth.

The Brown-tail (Euproctis chrysorrhoea) is a moth of the family Lymantriidae. It is distributed throughout Europe. The wings of this species are pure white, as is the body, apart from a tuft of brown hairs at the end of the abdomen. The brown colouration extends along most of the back of the abdomen in the male. In the female, the back of the abdomen is white but the tuft of brown hairs is much bigger. Their wingspan is 36-42 mm. The species flies at night in July and August and is attracted to light.

Brown-tail Moth

The Brown-tail (Euproctis chrysorrhoea) is a moth of the family Lymantriidae. It is distributed throughout…

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; larva." &mdash;Davison, 1906

Buffalo Moth

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; larva." —Davison, 1906

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; pupa within larva skin." &mdash;Davison, 1906

Buffalo Moth

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; pupa within larva skin." —Davison, 1906

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; adult." &mdash;Davison, 1906

Buffalo Moth

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; adult." —Davison, 1906

The males of the common cankerworm moth have four wings.

Cankerworm Moth

The males of the common cankerworm moth have four wings.

The females of the common cankerworm moth are wingless.

Cankerworm Moth

The females of the common cankerworm moth are wingless.

Cidaria, a genus of moths characterized by having oblique bands with acute angles across the front wings.

Carpet Moth

Cidaria, a genus of moths characterized by having oblique bands with acute angles across the front wings.

Catocala ultronia species.

Catocala Moth

Catocala ultronia species.

Catocala ultronia species; larva.

Catocala Moth

Catocala ultronia species; larva.

"The <em>Noctuina</em> are a group of Lepidoptera of middling size, generally found in woods, meadows and gardens, where their caterpillars have lived. They seldom fly till about sunset, or during the night."

Catocala Nupta

"The Noctuina are a group of Lepidoptera of middling size, generally found in woods, meadows…

"The <em>Noctuina</em> are a group of Lepidoptera of middling size, generally found in woods, meadows and gardens, where their caterpillars have lived. They seldom fly till about sunset, or during the night."

Catocala Paranympha

"The Noctuina are a group of Lepidoptera of middling size, generally found in woods, meadows…

This moth has large wings, measuring five to six inches from tip to tip. It is found all across the U.S.

Cecropia Moth

This moth has large wings, measuring five to six inches from tip to tip. It is found all across the…

"The Cecropia Moth, <em>A. Cecropia</em>, is of a dusky reddish-brown; the wings expand six inches, and are handsomely variegated. The caterpillar is of a light green color and is found on various fruit trees." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Cecropia Moth

"The Cecropia Moth, A. Cecropia, is of a dusky reddish-brown; the wings expand six inches,…

The cecropia moth is one of the largest moths found in North America. It is a member of the Saturniidae family, or giant silk moths. Females with a wingspan of 130 mm or more have been documented. It is found as far west as the Rocky Mountains and north into the maritime provinces of Canada. The larvae of these moths are most commonly found on Maple trees, but they have been known to feed on Wild Cherry and Birch trees among many others.

Cecropia Moth

The cecropia moth is one of the largest moths found in North America. It is a member of the Saturniidae…

An illustration of the larva of a ceropia moth. The cecropia moth is one of the largest moths found in North America. It is a member of the Saturniidae family, or giant silk moths. Females with a wingspan of 130 mm or more have been documented. It is found as far west as the Rocky Mountains and north into the maritime provinces of Canada. The larvae of these moths are most commonly found on Maple trees, but they have been known to feed on Wild Cherry and Birch trees among many others.

Larva of Cecropia Moth

An illustration of the larva of a ceropia moth. The cecropia moth is one of the largest moths found…

"The caterpillar of the Tiger-moth, or Woolly-bear, is covered with long, inclined hairs, which it uses in the same manner as has been described above."

Larva of Chelonia Caja

"The caterpillar of the Tiger-moth, or Woolly-bear, is covered with long, inclined hairs, which it uses…

"These are wasplike moths of brilliant colors and have transparent wings. They generally fly by day." &mdash; Davison, 1906

Clear-Winged Moth

"These are wasplike moths of brilliant colors and have transparent wings. They generally fly by day."…

A name to many common moths that are destructive to woolen fabrics, feathers, and furs.

Cloth Moth

A name to many common moths that are destructive to woolen fabrics, feathers, and furs.

A clothes moth, Tinea pellionella species; larva in case.

Clothes Moth

A clothes moth, Tinea pellionella species; larva in case.

A clothes moth, Tinea pellionella species; larva out of case.

Clothes Moth

A clothes moth, Tinea pellionella species; larva out of case.

A clothes moth, Tinea pellionella species; adult moth.

Clothes Moth

A clothes moth, Tinea pellionella species; adult moth.

The clover hay moth.

Clover Hay Moth

The clover hay moth.

The chrysalis of a clover hay worm.

Clover Hay Moth

The chrysalis of a clover hay worm.

A moth that eats apples and fruits.

Codling Moth

A moth that eats apples and fruits.

The codling moth, Carpocapsa pomonella species; a, apple cut to show borings of the larva; b, place where the egg was laid and the larva started; e, larva; f, moth at rest.

Codling Moth

The codling moth, Carpocapsa pomonella species; a, apple cut to show borings of the larva; b, place…

The codling moth, Carpocapsa pomonella species; pupa.

Codling Moth

The codling moth, Carpocapsa pomonella species; pupa.

The codling moth, Carpocapsa pomonella species; moth with wings spread.

Codling Moth

The codling moth, Carpocapsa pomonella species; moth with wings spread.

The codling moth, Carpocapsa pomonella species; head of larva.

Codling Moth

The codling moth, Carpocapsa pomonella species; head of larva.

The codling moth, Carpocapsa pomonella species; cocoon.

Codling Moth

The codling moth, Carpocapsa pomonella species; cocoon.

"From July to September the Convolvulus Sphinx is common. The caterpillar of this species, which presents a great number of varieties, lives on many kinds of <em>Convolvuli</em>."

Convolvulus Sphinx (Sphinx Convoluli)

"From July to September the Convolvulus Sphinx is common. The caterpillar of this species, which presents…

"The most remarkable species is the Death's Head Moth, <em>Acherontia</em> Atropos</em>, a large kind, variegated with dark brown and yellow, bearing upon the back of the thorax a deep orange mark, presenting no inconsiderable resemblence to the front of a human skull." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Death's Head Moth

"The most remarkable species is the Death's Head Moth, Acherontia Atropos, a large kind,…

"The Death's-head Moth is the European Acherontia Atropos, a hawk-moth with markings on the thorax resembling a skull or death's head, hence the name. It flies after sunset and emits peculiar sounds somewhat resembling the squeaking of a mouse, produced by the friction of the proboscis against the inner striated coatings of the palpi. It attacks beehives, scatters the bees, and steals the honey."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Death's Head Moth

"The Death's-head Moth is the European Acherontia Atropos, a hawk-moth with markings on the thorax resembling…

A moth with markings on the back of its thorax very closely resembling a skull. Usually measures 4 to 5 inches.

Death's Head Moth

A moth with markings on the back of its thorax very closely resembling a skull. Usually measures 4 to…

"A species of Hawk-moth or lepidopterous insect of the family Sphingidae, not uncommon in some parts of England and of the continent of Europe, and very widely distributed over the world, being found in Africa, the Mauritius, and the East Indies. It measures almost five inches from tip to tip of the extended wings; is of a dark color, the body yellow with black markings, the thorax with pale markings which have some resemblance to a skull, and from which it derives its name." &mdash; Chambers, 1881

Death's Head Moth

"A species of Hawk-moth or lepidopterous insect of the family Sphingidae, not uncommon in some parts…