An illustration of a maple borer: a, larva; b, cocoons; c, moth; d, skin of chrysalis.

Maple Borer

An illustration of a maple borer: a, larva; b, cocoons; c, moth; d, skin of chrysalis.

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…

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 pupa of the monarch. This common butterfly is of a brown color, with black veins and wing borders.

Monarch Butterfly

A pupa of the monarch. This common butterfly is of a brown color, with black veins and wing borders.

An egg of the monarch. This common butterfly is of a brown color, with black veins and wing borders.

Monarch Butterfly

An egg of the monarch. This common butterfly is of a brown color, with black veins and wing borders.

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

Stages of Development of a Butterfly

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

The caterpillar and chrysalis stages of Pieris rapae, or Small White.

Small White Caterpillar

The caterpillar and chrysalis stages of Pieris rapae, or Small White.

The pupa or chrysalis of the butterfly.

Chrysalis

The pupa or chrysalis of the butterfly.

Typical forms of Chrysalis, the pupae of many Lepidoptera, an order of insects that includes moths and butterflies.

Chrysalis

Typical forms of Chrysalis, the pupae of many Lepidoptera, an order of insects that includes moths and…

"a, eggs of the Breeze-fly; b, the same magnified; c, larva, or bot; d, chrysalis; e, perfect insect; f, female depositing her eggs" — Goodrich, 1859

Breeze Fly

"a, eggs of the Breeze-fly; b, the same magnified; c, larva, or bot; d, chrysalis; e, perfect insect;…

The chrysalis of the large cabbage butterfly caterpillar is sometimes found directly on the cabbage plant. The caterpillar is yellow, lined with black dots.

Caterpillar and Chrysalis of Large Cabbage Butterly

The chrysalis of the large cabbage butterfly caterpillar is sometimes found directly on the cabbage…

"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

Chrysalis of the Luna Moth

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

The larva of the onion fly are maggots or footless grubs. Many live in the interior of roots, stems, or leaves of plants.

Larva and Chrysalis of the Onion Fly

The larva of the onion fly are maggots or footless grubs. Many live in the interior of roots, stems,…

"This important insect is a native of the north of China; and a great portion of the supplies of silk for Europe and America are still derived from that country." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Silkworm Moth, Caterpillar, and Chrysalis

"This important insect is a native of the north of China; and a great portion of the supplies of silk…