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

The owl moth is a moth whose larvae are known to feed on a wide array of plants including a range of plants cultivated by humans.

Owl Moth

The owl moth is a moth whose larvae are known to feed on a wide array of plants including a range of…

A full grown Owlet moth.

Owlet Moth

A full grown Owlet moth.

Wing of an owlet-moth, with all the markings defined and named.-Right wings: b, basal line; t.a., transverse anterior line; m, median line or shade; t.p., transverse posterior line; st., sub-terminal line; t., terminal line; sm., sub-median vein; apex of hind wing; o.m., outer margin; i.m., inner margin. Left wings: b.d., basal dash; cl., claviform; or., orbicular spot; ren., reniform spot; ap., apical spot; c.m., costal margin; o.m., outer margin; i.m. inner margin; h.a., hind angle; d.s., discal spot; e.l., exterior line; an., anal angle.

Owlet Moth

Wing of an owlet-moth, with all the markings defined and named.-Right wings: b, basal line; t.a., transverse…

Aletia argillacea with wings expanded.

Owlet Moth

Aletia argillacea with wings expanded.

Aletia argillacea at rest.

Owlet Moth

Aletia argillacea at rest.

The larva or a Owlet moth.

Owlet Moth Larva

The larva or a Owlet moth.

Peridroma saucia species.

Pearly Underwing Moth

Peridroma saucia species.

A Phlox moth.

Phlox Moth

A Phlox moth.

A brown and yellow insect.

Pickle Moth

A brown and yellow insect.

The larva of a <em>Margaronia nitidalis</em> on a small cucumber which had been eaten into.

Pickle Moth Larva

The larva of a Margaronia nitidalis on a small cucumber which had been eaten into.

A moth which lays its eggs on young cucumbers and other cucurbitaceous plants.

Pickle Worm Moth

A moth which lays its eggs on young cucumbers and other cucurbitaceous plants.

Pine beauty moth is the common name of trachea piniperda. This moth is a heavy bodied insect with variegated wings of a reddish brown color. The wings are mottled with orange, yellow, white and sometimes green.

Pine Beauty Moth

Pine beauty moth is the common name of trachea piniperda. This moth is a heavy bodied insect with variegated…

"Plum-moth (Grapholitha prunivora). GRAPHOLITHA. A genus of small and peculiarly marked tortricid moths, some of which inhabit galls." -Whitney, 1911

Plum Moth

"Plum-moth (Grapholitha prunivora). GRAPHOLITHA. A genus of small and peculiarly marked tortricid moths,…

"The insects of the group Pterophorina, are remarkable from the peculiar conformation of their wings. Each of these organs is split longitudinally into several branches, all of them delicately fringed. In the genus Pterophora the fore wings are divided into two, and the hind wings into three branches; while in Orneodes each wing is split into six, and these when the insect is at rest are folded together after the manner of a fan." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Plume Moth

"The insects of the group Pterophorina, are remarkable from the peculiar conformation of their wings.…

"The insects of the group Pterophorina, are remarkable from the peculiar conformation of their wings. Each of these organs is split longitudinally into several branches, all of them delicately fringed. In the genus Pterophora the fore wings are divided into two, and the hind wings into three branches; while in Orneodes each wing is split into six, and these when the insect is at rest are folded together after the manner of a fan." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Plume Moth

"The insects of the group Pterophorina, are remarkable from the peculiar conformation of their wings.…

The cabbage Plusia; larva.

Plusia Moth

The cabbage Plusia; larva.

The cabbage Plusia; pupa in its thin cocoon.

Plusia Moth

The cabbage Plusia; pupa in its thin cocoon.

The cabbage Plusia; male adult.

Plusia Moth

The cabbage Plusia; male adult.

The moth stage of the cabbage plusia.

Cabbage Plusia Moth

The moth stage of the cabbage plusia.

The larva and pupa stages of the cabbage plusia.

Cabbage Plusia Larva and Pupa

The larva and pupa stages of the cabbage plusia.

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

Poedisca Autmnana

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

A moth with a large eyespot on its wings.

Polyphemus Moth

A moth with a large eyespot on its wings.

"The Poplar Hawk Moth lives on the poplar, the aspen, and sometimes on the willow and birch."

Larva of the Poplar Hawk Moth (Smerinthus Populi)

"The Poplar Hawk Moth lives on the poplar, the aspen, and sometimes on the willow and birch."

"Of all the caterpillars of the genus <em>Sphinx</em>, this is the one which, by its attitude when in a state of repose, most resembles the sphinx of fable."

Larva of Privet Hawk Moth (Sphinx Ligustri)

"Of all the caterpillars of the genus Sphinx, this is the one which, by its attitude when in…

"Three of four days before it buries itself in the earth to change itself into a chrysalis, its colors grow dim."

Pupa of Privet Hawk Moth (Sphinx Ligustri)

"Three of four days before it buries itself in the earth to change itself into a chrysalis, its colors…

Feeds on willow, popular, and other trees.

Puss Moth

Feeds on willow, popular, and other trees.

Dryocampa rubicunda species; pupa.

Rosy Maple Moth

Dryocampa rubicunda species; pupa.

Dryocampa rubicunda species; moth.

Rosy Maple Moth

Dryocampa rubicunda species; moth.

"It is bee-like, and is found resting on the trunks of willows and popular trees from the end of May to the middle of July."

Sesia Apiformis

"It is bee-like, and is found resting on the trunks of willows and popular trees from the end of May…

"The silk of the <em>Yama-Mai</em> is as bright as that of the mulberry silkworm, but a little less fine and strong." The caterpillar is quite larger than other caterpillars.

Cocoon of Attacus (Bombyx) Yama-Mai

"The silk of the Yama-Mai is as bright as that of the mulberry silkworm, but a little less…

"The silk of the <em>Yama-Mai</em> is as bright as that of the mulberry silkworm, but a little less fine and strong." The caterpillar is quite larger than other caterpillars.

Larva of Attacus (Bombyx) Yama-Mai

"The silk of the Yama-Mai is as bright as that of the mulberry silkworm, but a little less…

The best silkworm cocoons "are drawn in toward the middle, or have a concavity on either side. There are white and yellow cocoons, the produce of different species of worms."

Cocoon of Bombyx Mori Drawn in Toward the Middle

The best silkworm cocoons "are drawn in toward the middle, or have a concavity on either side. There…

Females will take approximately three days to lay their eggs. When completed, they will have laid between 300 and 700 eggs in total.

Silkworm Moth, Female (Bombyx Mori)

Females will take approximately three days to lay their eggs. When completed, they will have laid between…

The various stages of the Silkworm's life presented in a single diagram.

Larva, Pupa, Cocoon and Moth of Silkworm (Bombyx Mori)

The various stages of the Silkworm's life presented in a single diagram.

"At the fifth [age], the worm has very nearly reached the end of its career in the caterpillar state, and now is the time of its greatest voracity."

Silkworm, Fifth Age

"At the fifth [age], the worm has very nearly reached the end of its career in the caterpillar state,…

It is also called the Ram Sphinx. "It is common from June to the beginning of August."

Six-Spot Burnet Moth (Zygaena Filipendulae)

It is also called the Ram Sphinx. "It is common from June to the beginning of August."

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the anterior segments of their bodies, and remaining motionless in this position for hours, thus bearing a fanciful resemblace to the fabled Sphinx, are for the most part crepuscular and day-flying." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Sphinx Moth

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the…

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the anterior segments of their bodies, and remaining motionless in this position for hours, thus bearing a fanciful resemblace to the fabled Sphinx, are for the most part crepuscular and day-flying." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Sphinx Moth

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the…

"A sphinx moth with a long sucking-tube." -Bergen, 1896

Sphinx Moth

"A sphinx moth with a long sucking-tube." -Bergen, 1896

An illustration of a female spring cankerworm moth.

Spring Cankerworm Moth (Female)

An illustration of a female spring cankerworm moth.

An illustration of a male spring cankerworm moth.

Spring Cankerworm Moth (Male)

An illustration of a male spring cankerworm moth.

The swallow-tailed moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria) and the many-plumed moth (Ourapteryx hexadactyla).

Swallow-Tailed Moth

The swallow-tailed moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria) and the many-plumed moth (Ourapteryx hexadactyla).

The garden tiger moth (Arctia caja) is named for the different and colorful patterns on its wings.

Tiger Moth

The garden tiger moth (Arctia caja) is named for the different and colorful patterns on its wings.

The Garden Tiger Moth (Arctia caja) is a species of tiger moths that are also known by the synonym Euprepia caja.

Garden Tiger Moth

The Garden Tiger Moth (Arctia caja) is a species of tiger moths that are also known by the synonym Euprepia…

Tortricidae is a family of moths in the order Lepidoptera. They are commonly known as tortrix moths. It is a large family with over 6,300 species described, and is the sole member of the superfamily Tortricoidea. Many of these are economically important pests. Olethreutidae is a junior synonym. The typical resting posture is with the wings folded back producing a rather rounded profile.

Tortricidae

Tortricidae is a family of moths in the order Lepidoptera. They are commonly known as tortrix moths.…

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

Tortrix Roborana

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

Tussock Moths, Lymantriidae or Liparidae, are a family of moths with about 350 known genera and over 2,500 known species found all over the world, in every continent except Antarctica. They are particularly concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa, India, Southeast Asia and South America; one estimate lists 258 species in Madagascar alone (Schaefer, 1989). Apart from oceanic islands, notable places that do not host Lymantriids include New Zealand, the Antilles, and New Caledonia.

Tussock Moth

Tussock Moths, Lymantriidae or Liparidae, are a family of moths with about 350 known genera and over…

"The <em>Orgyias</em> comprise a great number of small species, of a dark color, which do a great deal of damage to our forest trees."

Vapourer Moth (Orgyia Antiqua)

"The Orgyias comprise a great number of small species, of a dark color, which do a great deal…

"It shows itself from the tenth to the twentieth of June; they are to be seen mostly at sunset."

The Vine Pyralis

"It shows itself from the tenth to the twentieth of June; they are to be seen mostly at sunset."

1. Leaf with batches of eggs laid upon it.2. Batches of recently aid eggs.3. Eggs in which caterpillars can be perceived.4. Batch of eggs from which the caterpillars have already emerged.5. Small caterpillars hanging by threads.6. Leaf with the chrysalis.7. Caterpillar.8. Moth.

The Vine Pyralis in its Three States

1. Leaf with batches of eggs laid upon it. 2. Batches of recently aid eggs. 3. Eggs in which caterpillars…

"The caterpillar is often called the vine worm, summer worm, vintage worm, or shell. Almost immediately after they leave the eggs, the little caterpillars hide themselves in the fissures of the vine stocks of the props which support them."

Caterpillar of the Vine Pyralis

"The caterpillar is often called the vine worm, summer worm, vintage worm, or shell. Almost immediately…

Adult white ermine moth, Spilosoma Virginica.

White Ermine Moth

Adult white ermine moth, Spilosoma Virginica.

Paleacrita vernata species; male.

White-Spotted Cankerworm Moth

Paleacrita vernata species; male.

Paleacrita vernata species; female.

White-Spotted Cankerworm Moth

Paleacrita vernata species; female.

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

Wingless Moth (Female)

An illustration of a wingless female moth. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular…

"These creatures are found on many trees, but particularly n the oak, the foliage of which they often entirely devour. The burrow into the ground to change into chrysalides."

Winter Moth, Female (Hybernia Defoliaria)

"These creatures are found on many trees, but particularly n the oak, the foliage of which they often…

"These creatures are found on many trees, but particularly n the oak, the foliage of which they often entirely devour. The burrow into the ground to change into chrysalides. These fly around on foggy evenings as late as November."

Winter Moth, Male (Hybernia Defoliaria)

"These creatures are found on many trees, but particularly n the oak, the foliage of which they often…

"When they are full grown, and the time approaches for their metamorphosis, they abandon their food, and establish themselves in the angles of walls. They creep up to the ceilings, and suspend themselves by one extremity of their tube."

Case of Woolen Moth Attached to a Piece of Cloth

"When they are full grown, and the time approaches for their metamorphosis, they abandon their food,…

This caterpillar builds a case around itself using bits of cotton taken from clothing. If it does not find good cotton, it will carry its case on its back.

Larva of Woolen Moth Walking (Tinea Tapezella)

This caterpillar builds a case around itself using bits of cotton taken from clothing. If it does not…

"The caterpillar is yellow, spotted with black; its cocoon is boatshaped, with longitudinal furrows, and is straw color."

Cocoon of Zygaena Filipendulae

"The caterpillar is yellow, spotted with black; its cocoon is boatshaped, with longitudinal furrows,…