A bird just hatching from its egg with a butterfly flying near.

Baby Bird

A bird just hatching from its egg with a butterfly flying near.

An illustration of a beetle on a leaf and a butterfly.

Beetle & Butterfly

An illustration of a beetle on a leaf and a butterfly.

"Three to four inches long, the color pale-brown, lives among weeds, and feeds on crustacea; common in the Mediterranean." — Goodrich, 1859

Ocellated Blenny

"Three to four inches long, the color pale-brown, lives among weeds, and feeds on crustacea; common…

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

An ant discovering a boot next to some mushrooms.

Boot Discovery

An ant discovering a boot next to some mushrooms.

A variety of different species of butterfly (Papilio).

British Butterflies

A variety of different species of butterfly (Papilio).

Four butterflies.

Four Butterflies

Four butterflies.

Ten butterflies.

Ten Butterfies

Ten butterflies.

Unlike moths, butterflies have knobs at the tips of their antennae.

Butterfly

Unlike moths, butterflies have knobs at the tips of their antennae.

Unlike moths, butterflies have knobs at the tips of their antennae.

Butterfly

Unlike moths, butterflies have knobs at the tips of their antennae.

Butterflies are found throughout most of the world.

Butterfly

Butterflies are found throughout most of the world.

A flying insect known for its colors and patterns on their wings.

Butterfly

A flying insect known for its colors and patterns on their wings.

"Shows a butterfly with comparatively very large wings. The nervures are seen to be a great advantage in this specimen; and the enormous expanse of the pinions readily explains the irregular flight of the insect on the principle of recoil."—Pettigrew, 1874

Butterfly

"Shows a butterfly with comparatively very large wings. The nervures are seen to be a great advantage…

Unlike moths, butterflies have knobs at the tips of their antennae.

Butterfly

Unlike moths, butterflies have knobs at the tips of their antennae.

An illustration of a full page border with butterflies and flowers.

Butterfly & Floral Border

An illustration of a full page border with butterflies and flowers.

"The head of a pin or brooch evidently suggested by a butterfly, a characteristic of the gold work of Mycenae." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Butterfly Brooch

"The head of a pin or brooch evidently suggested by a butterfly, a characteristic of the gold work of…

"An example in which the type of a particular head-gear is exhibited with no less of moderation than of accuracy." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Butterfly Head-dress

"An example in which the type of a particular head-gear is exhibited with no less of moderation than…

An outline of a butterfly labeling the different parts of the wings.

Butterfly Outline

An outline of a butterfly labeling the different parts of the wings.

Anosia Plexippus or Danais archippus.

A. Plexippus Butterfly

Anosia Plexippus or Danais archippus.

"The Apollo butterfly, <em>P. Apollo</em>, is found in the damp meadows of the high Alps; the wings are whitish, wth five black spots on each of the superior ones; on the inferior are two sparkling eye-like figures, bordered with black. It flies in June and July. Thus even wild mountain regions, as well as those of the florid tropics, are embellished by this beautiful family." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Apollo Butterfly

"The Apollo butterfly, P. Apollo, is found in the damp meadows of the high Alps; the wings…

Parnassius Apollo, a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. Also known as the Apollo Mountain Apollo. It is usually found in flowery meadows and pastures.

Apollo Butterfly

Parnassius Apollo, a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. Also known as the Apollo Mountain Apollo.…

Brenthis bellona.

A. Belona Butterfly

Brenthis bellona.

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.

Berenice Butterfly

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

Papilio Asterias, or Papilio Polyxenes. Bright green caterpillar with broken black bands.

Black Swallowtail Butterfly Larva

Papilio Asterias, or Papilio Polyxenes. Bright green caterpillar with broken black bands.

This pupa, or chrysalis, is fastened to a little silken pad by the tail, but is also sustained by a silken band in front of the middle, so that it is said to be girthed.

Black Swallowtail Butterfly Larva

This pupa, or chrysalis, is fastened to a little silken pad by the tail, but is also sustained by a…

Colias philodice.

C. Philodice Butterfly

Colias philodice.

"Cabage butterfly (female), parent of the cabbage-worm." &mdash; Baily, 1898

Cabbage Butterfly

"Cabage butterfly (female), parent of the cabbage-worm." — Baily, 1898

Pieris Vapae. An insect imported many years ago from Europe, and which has now spread over the largest part of the United States and Canada.

Cabbage Butterfly

Pieris Vapae. An insect imported many years ago from Europe, and which has now spread over the largest…

Pieris Vapae. An insect imported many years ago from Europe, and which has now spread over the largest part of the United States and Canada.

Cabbage Butterfly

Pieris Vapae. An insect imported many years ago from Europe, and which has now spread over the largest…

Pieris Protodice, a butterfly that becomes more common and assists its imported relative in making havoc among the cabbages, but this also may be easily controlled by the measures above detailed.

Checkered White Butterfly

Pieris Protodice, a butterfly that becomes more common and assists its imported relative in making havoc…

Pieris Protodice, a butterfly that becomes more common and assists its imported relative in making havoc among the cabbages, but this also may be easily controlled by the measures above detailed.

Checkered White Butterfly (Female)

Pieris Protodice, a butterfly that becomes more common and assists its imported relative in making havoc…

Pieris Protodice, a butterfly that becomes more common and assists its imported relative in making havoc among the cabbages, but this also may be easily controlled by the measures above detailed.

Checkered White Butterfly Larva and Chrysalis

Pieris Protodice, a butterfly that becomes more common and assists its imported relative in making havoc…

A butterfly of the Pieridae family.

Colias Hyale Butterfly

A butterfly of the Pieridae family.

"The Galatea Butterfly, <em>P. Galatea</em>, A Euoprean species, called <em>The Half-Mourning Butterfly</em>, has the wings slightly denticulated; they are of a brownish-yellow, with the base and extremities black, and spotted with white." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Half-Mourning Butterfly

"The Galatea Butterfly, P. Galatea, A Euoprean species, called The Half-Mourning Butterfly,…

The adult or imago butterfly.

Imago Butterfly

The adult or imago butterfly.

Junonia coenia or Common Buckeye butterfly.

J. Coenia Butterfly

Junonia coenia or Common Buckeye butterfly.

Also known as Pieris brassicae. It is commonly found throughout Europe, Asia, and north Africa. The wings are white with black tips, with the females having two black spots on each forewing.

Large White Cabbage Butterfly

Also known as Pieris brassicae. It is commonly found throughout Europe, Asia, and north Africa. The…

Large white cabbage butterflies 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.

Large White Cabbage Butterfly

Large white cabbage butterflies have large wings that are covered with small scales. The mouth is not…

Also known as Pieris brassicae. An image of the larva and pupa of the large white cabbage butterfly.

Larva and Pupa of a Large White Cabbage Butterfly

Also known as Pieris brassicae. An image of the larva and pupa of the large white cabbage butterfly.

Male Cabbage Butterfly

Male Cabbage Butterfly

Male Cabbage Butterfly

"A mourning-cloak butterfly near a branch." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Mourning-Cloak Butterfly

"A mourning-cloak butterfly near a branch." — Goodrich, 1859

Papilio Machaon, also known as the Old World Swallowtail. A yellow butterfly with black wings and a wingspan of up to 8 cm.

Old World Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio Machaon, also known as the Old World Swallowtail. A yellow butterfly with black wings and a…

Papilio ajax.

P. Ajax Butterfly

Papilio ajax.

Papilio asterias.

P. Asterias Butterfly

Papilio asterias.

Pieris rapae, or Small White butterfly.

P. Rapae Butterfly

Pieris rapae, or Small White butterfly.

Papilio troilus or Spicebush swallowtail butterfly.

P. Troilus Butterfly

Papilio troilus or Spicebush swallowtail butterfly.

"The Peacock-butterfly, <em>V. Io</em>, has the edges of the wings denticulated; above they are of a reddish-fawn, with a large eye-spot on each; those on the superior wings are red, encircled, with mingled black and yellow; those o nthe inferior ones are blue, with a black circle. It is a splendid European species, inhabiting woods, meadows, and gardens in October." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Peacock Butterfly

"The Peacock-butterfly, V. Io, has the edges of the wings denticulated; above they are of a…

A well-known colorful butterfly found in Europe and Asia.

Peacock Butterfly

A well-known colorful butterfly found in Europe and Asia.

"The Priam butterfly, <em>Papilio priamus</em>, is a native of the Eastern Archipelago; its wings are from seven to eight inches in extent, and are colored with rich green and deep black." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Priam Butterfly

"The Priam butterfly, Papilio priamus, is a native of the Eastern Archipelago; its wings are…

"Butterfly, Grub or Caterpillar, and Pupa or Chrysalis" &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Stages of Development of a Butterfly

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

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.