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

A large moth named for the skull-like image upon its thorax.

Death's Head Moth

A large moth named for the skull-like image upon its thorax.

"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."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Death's Head Moth Caterpillar

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

The pupa of the Elephant Hawk Moth.

Pupa of Deilephila (Chaerocampa) Elpenor

The pupa of the Elephant Hawk Moth.

"The Oleander Hawk-moth is a charming species peculiar to hot countries. It is carried forward by rapid flight; and assisted by atmospheric currents."

Deilephila (Chaerocampa) Nerii

"The Oleander Hawk-moth is a charming species peculiar to hot countries. It is carried forward by rapid…

"When the insect is at rest, the first two rings of its body taper in such a way as to resemble the snout of a pig."

Larva of Deilephila (Chaerocampa) Nerii

"When the insect is at rest, the first two rings of its body taper in such a way as to resemble the…

"The cocoon, which contains a chrysalis of a hazel brown."

Pupa of Deilephila (Chaerocampa) Nerii

"The cocoon, which contains a chrysalis of a hazel brown."

This butterfly may be found "on the continent of Europe, during the months of June and September, and in different parts of the world in the same climate."

Deilephila Euphorbiae

This butterfly may be found "on the continent of Europe, during the months of June and September, and…

"This caterpillar is almost always found on the Cyprus-leafed spurge, at the end of June. Generally, the Chrysalis passes through the winter, and the moth emerges sometimes during the following year."

Larva of Deilephila Euphorbiae

"This caterpillar is almost always found on the Cyprus-leafed spurge, at the end of June. Generally,…

The caterpillar of the Puss Moth feeds on the poplars and willows.

Larva of Dicranura Vinula

The caterpillar of the Puss Moth feeds on the poplars and willows.

"The Emperor Moth, the general color greyish, with white hairs and purple tinges; wings with a hinder white band. Two white-purplish and dark-brown transverse stripes and an ocellus on each wing. Expansion of wings in the female occasionally three inches, but in the male only two and a half. The caterpillar feeds on the common ling or heath, on the black-thorn, the bramble, etc."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Emperor Moth

"The Emperor Moth, the general color greyish, with white hairs and purple tinges; wings with a hinder…

"Eyed Emperor (Apatura cellis, Boisduval)."-Whitney, 1902

Eyed Emperor Moth

"Eyed Emperor (Apatura cellis, Boisduval)."-Whitney, 1902

An illustration of a fallweb worm moth. 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 Moth

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

A female moth.

Female Moth

A female moth.

Female gipsy moths 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.

Female Gipsy Moth

Female gipsy moths have large wings that are covered with small scales. The mouth is not able to bite.…

The Mediterranean flour-moth, Ephestia kuhniella species; larva.

Flour Moth

The Mediterranean flour-moth, Ephestia kuhniella species; larva.

The Mediterranean flour-moth, Ephestia kuhniella species; pupa.

Flour Moth

The Mediterranean flour-moth, Ephestia kuhniella species; pupa.

The Mediterranean flour-moth, Ephestia kuhniella species; adult with wings spread.

Flour Moth

The Mediterranean flour-moth, Ephestia kuhniella species; adult with wings spread.

The Mediterranean flour-moth, Ephestia kuhniella species; adult with wings at rest.

Flour Moth

The Mediterranean flour-moth, Ephestia kuhniella species; adult with wings at rest.

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

Eight-Spotted Forester

The adult Eight-Spotted Forester (Alypia octomaculata), a moth belonging to the Noctuidae family of…

"The <em>Procris</em> is a species which fly during the day in damp fields. [It] is plentiful enough between the middle of June and the middle of July."

The Forester (Procris [Ino] Statices)

"The Procris is a species which fly during the day in damp fields. [It] is plentiful enough…

The female Fidonia faxoni, an species from the Geometridae family of geometer moths.

Female Geometer Moth

The female Fidonia faxoni, an species from the Geometridae family of geometer moths.

The male Fidonia faxoni, an species from the Geometridae family of geometer moths.

Male Geometer Moth

The male Fidonia faxoni, an species from the Geometridae family of geometer moths.

An illustration of an egg cluster of the Gipsy Moth.

Egg Cluster of Gipsy Moth

An illustration of an egg cluster of the Gipsy Moth.

Representation of the scaly legs of the Gipsy moth.

Scaly Legs of the Caterpillar of the Gipsy Moth (Liparis Dispar)

Representation of the scaly legs of the Gipsy moth.

A giant goat moth.

Goat Moth

A giant goat moth.

Pupa of the goat-moth.

Goat Moth

Pupa of the goat-moth.

Goat-moth of the Prionoxystus robiniae species; female.

Goat Moth

Goat-moth of the Prionoxystus robiniae species; female.

Goat-moth of the Prionoxystus robiniae species; male.

Goat Moth

Goat-moth of the Prionoxystus robiniae species; male.

Goat-moth of the Prionoxystus robiniae species; larva.

Goat Moth

Goat-moth of the Prionoxystus robiniae species; larva.

A moth whose larva feeds mostly on grape vines.

Grape Vine Moth

A moth whose larva feeds mostly on grape vines.

The European Grapevine Moth (Lobesia botrana) is an insect in the Tortricidae family of tortrix moths.

European Grapevine Moth

The European Grapevine Moth (Lobesia botrana) is an insect in the Tortricidae family of tortrix moths.

The larva of the Grapevine Root Borer (Memthyrus polistiformis).

Grapevine Root Borer (Larva)

The larva of the Grapevine Root Borer (Memthyrus polistiformis).

The moth of the Grapevine Root Borer (Memthyrus polistiformis).

Grapevine Root Borer (Moth)

The moth of the Grapevine Root Borer (Memthyrus polistiformis).

A moth that does much damage on crops, particular wheat.

Grass Moth

A moth that does much damage on crops, particular wheat.

The female gypsy moth or Ocneria dispar.

Gypsy Moth Female

The female gypsy moth or Ocneria dispar.

The male gypsy moth or Ocneria dispar

Gypsy Moth Male

The male gypsy moth or Ocneria dispar

The hawk moth is well known by its habit of poising like a humming bird over the flower from which it is extracting the nectar by means of its long sucking tube.

Hawk Moth

The hawk moth is well known by its habit of poising like a humming bird over the flower from which it…

The hawk moth is well known by its habit of poising like a humming bird over the flower from which it is extracting the nectar by means of its long sucking tube. This is a larva.

Hawk Moth

The hawk moth is well known by its habit of poising like a humming bird over the flower from which it…

The hawk moth is well known by its habit of poising like a humming bird over the flower from which it is extracting the nectar by means of its long sucking tube. This is a pupa.

Hawk Moth

The hawk moth is well known by its habit of poising like a humming bird over the flower from which it…

"Hawk Moth is a family of the lepidopterous insects, forming along with the clear winged moths and the burnets and foresters the tribe Spinghinges. They are insects generally of rapid flight, and fly about in the twilight; Some species also during the day. Their caterpillars are sixteen-legged, flat, smooth, often green, with transverse stripes on the sides and nearly always a horn on the back of the second last segment. One of the most remarkable hawk moths is the Death's-head. It sometimes measures nearly 6 inches across the wings."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Hawk Moth

"Hawk Moth is a family of the lepidopterous insects, forming along with the clear winged moths and the…

"In passing from one flower to another, it has brisk, rapid movements; but it remains suspended in the air before it; it does not alight upon any."

Humming-bird Hawk-moth (Macroglossa Stellatarum)

"In passing from one flower to another, it has brisk, rapid movements; but it remains suspended in the…

"Before its metamorphosis, it encloses itself in a shapeless cocoon, made of the debris of leaves held together by threads placed on the surface of the ground."

Caterpillar of Humming-bird Hawk-moth (Macroglossa Stellatarum)

"Before its metamorphosis, it encloses itself in a shapeless cocoon, made of the debris of leaves held…

"Its skin is so thin and transparent that one can follow it through the phases of transformation to the imago."

Pupa of Humming-bird Hawk-moth (Macroglossa Stellatarum)

"Its skin is so thin and transparent that one can follow it through the phases of transformation to…

"A considerable number of insects belonging to Sphingina have transparents wings. Among them is the humming-bird moth, <em>Sesia pelasgus</em>, often seen at evening in our gardens during the moths of June and July hovering like a humming-bird over the flowers and sucking their nectar with its long tube." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Hummingbird Moth

"A considerable number of insects belonging to Sphingina have transparents wings. Among them is the…

The Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) is an insect in the Saturniidae family of large and colorful moths.

Imperial Moth

The Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) is an insect in the Saturniidae family of large and colorful moths.

Automeris io, female.

Io Moth

Automeris io, female.

The Lackey moth, Malacosoma neustria, is a member of the genus Malacosoma, common across southern Britain and central Europe. Malacosoma species are notable for their caterpillars which are brightly coloured and form silken tents to regulate their temperature. Malacosoma neustria caterpillars are brown with blue, orange and white stripes. The adults are a fairly uniform brown. The larvae feed mainly on trees and shrubs from within their tents. In Britain the flight period is from July to August.

Lackey Moth

The Lackey moth, Malacosoma neustria, is a member of the genus Malacosoma, common across southern Britain…

"The Lackey derives its name from the color of the caterpillar, which has longitudinal lines of various colors and a blue head."

The Lackey (Bombyx Neustria)

"The Lackey derives its name from the color of the caterpillar, which has longitudinal lines of various…

Gastropacha hildei is a species of lappet moth in the Lasiocampidae family of eggars, snout moths, and lappet moths.

Lappet Moth

Gastropacha hildei is a species of lappet moth in the Lasiocampidae family of eggars, snout moths, and…

The Female Leopard Moth

Leopard Moth Female

The Female Leopard Moth

The Leopard Moth caterpillar half grown

Leopard Moth Larva

The Leopard Moth caterpillar half grown

The Leopard Moth caterpillar half grown

Leopard Moth Larva

The Leopard Moth caterpillar half grown

The Male Leopard Moth

Leopard Moth Male

The Male Leopard Moth

"The larva is found on the lime and the elm. It buries itself at the foot of the tree on which it has fed to change into a Chrysalis, without making a cocoon."

Larva of the Lime Hawk Moth (Smerinthus Tiliae)

"The larva is found on the lime and the elm. It buries itself at the foot of the tree on which it has…

"The Brown Tailed Moth is also very destructive to trees. The caterpillars live in quantities on the apple, pear and elm trees."

Liparis Chrysorrhoea

"The Brown Tailed Moth is also very destructive to trees. The caterpillars live in quantities on the…

"The caterpillar of the [Lobster Moth] presents a strange appearance, though the moth has nothing remarkable about it."

Larva of Lobster Moth

"The caterpillar of the [Lobster Moth] presents a strange appearance, though the moth has nothing remarkable…

"Among the larger and more splendid moths of our own country is the Luna Moth, or Green Emperor Moth, <em>attacus luna</em> a large and beautiful species, common in the Northern United States. The wings, which are drawn out into what appears like a long tail, are of a light yellowish-green color, marked with eye-spots near the middle. The expanse of the wings is four inches. The caterpilar lives on walnut-trees, and spins a cocoon of which silk might be made. Many of these cocoons may be picked up on the ground, in autumn or spring, beneath the trees frequented by these insect."  &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Luna Moth

"Among the larger and more splendid moths of our own country is the Luna Moth, or Green Emperor Moth,…

"Among the larger and more splendid moths of our own country is the Luna Moth, or Green Emperor Moth, <em>attacus luna</em> a large and beautiful species, common in the Northern United States. The wings, which are drawn out into what appears like a long tail, are of a light yellowish-green color, marked with eye-spots near the middle. The expanse of the wings is four inches. The caterpilar lives on walnut-trees, and spins a cocoon of which silk might be made. Many of these cocoons may be picked up on the ground, in autumn or spring, beneath the trees frequented by these insect."  &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Caterpillar of the Luna Moth

"Among the larger and more splendid moths of our own country is the Luna Moth, or Green Emperor Moth,…

"Gracilaria salicifoliella. GRACILARIA. In entomology, the typical genus of Gracilariidae, containing very small but beautiful tineid moths, characterized by the form of the fore wings and the smoothly clothed palpi." -Whitney, 1911

Leaf Blotch Miner Moth

"Gracilaria salicifoliella. GRACILARIA. In entomology, the typical genus of Gracilariidae, containing…

Also called the Hop-Dog. "It attacks every kind of tree. In 1828 they laid waste a tract of woods three thousand acres in extent."

Orgyia Pudibunda

Also called the Hop-Dog. "It attacks every kind of tree. In 1828 they laid waste a tract of woods three…