Pictured are the beetle of the natural size (a), and enlarged (b), and a pea (c) in which the hole of exit is seen on one side. These beetles are very small and black with dense, silky hairs.

Bruchus Pisi

Pictured are the beetle of the natural size (a), and enlarged (b), and a pea (c) in which the hole of…

Cast-off nymphal skin of bed-bug.

Bedbug

Cast-off nymphal skin of bed-bug.

Also known as Stiretrus anchorago. This bug is predatory of the larvae of the Mexican bean beetle and has been taken on soybeans, peanuts, alfalfa, and corn.

Stink Bug

Also known as Stiretrus anchorago. This bug is predatory of the larvae of the Mexican bean beetle and…

Galgulus oculatus is a true bug species in the Gelastocoridae family of toad bugs.

Dorsal View of Toad Bug

Galgulus oculatus is a true bug species in the Gelastocoridae family of toad bugs.

A species of bug that have aquatic habits.

Water Bug

A species of bug that have aquatic habits.

"The Giant Buprestis, <em>B. gigantea</em> of guiana, is two inches long, and its body is of a green coppery color. It is so brilliant that inhabitants make bracelets and other ornaments of it." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Giant Buprestis

"The Giant Buprestis, B. gigantea of guiana, is two inches long, and its body is of a green…

A variety of different species of butterfly (Papilio).

British Butterflies

A variety of different species of butterfly (Papilio).

Ten butterflies.

Ten Butterfies

Ten butterflies.

"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."&mdash;Pettigrew, 1874

Butterfly

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

"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…

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

Cabbage Butterfly

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

"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,…

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.

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

Mourning-Cloak Butterfly

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

"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…

"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…

The butterfly of Pieris rapae, or Small White.

Small White Butterfly

The butterfly of Pieris rapae, or Small White.

"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…

"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 Thysanuran, the Campodea.

Campodea

A Thysanuran, the Campodea.

"Geopinus incrassatus. GEOPINUS. A genus of caraboid beetles, of the subfamily Harpalinae, having the left mandible longer than the other and overlapping it." -Whitney, 1911

Caraboid Beetle

"Geopinus incrassatus. GEOPINUS. A genus of caraboid beetles, of the subfamily Harpalinae, having the…

"The Blue Carabus, <em>C. cyaneus</em>, is an inch and a quarter long, the body oval, flat, and above of a brilliant blue." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Blue Carabus

"The Blue Carabus, C. cyaneus, is an inch and a quarter long, the body oval, flat, and above…

"In illustration of the savageness of this race, the author of the "Jardin des Plantes" tells us of a Golden carabus, <em>C. auratus</em>, that was seen to pursue and attack a cock-chafer, and, having drawn out its bowels, proceed leisurelt to devour them. This species inhabits gardens, and is popularly called the <em>Gardener</em>." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Golden Carabus and Cock-Chafer

"In illustration of the savageness of this race, the author of the "Jardin des Plantes" tells us of…

"The Inquisitor Carabus, <em>C. inquisitor</em>, has the same form and manner as the [Sycophant Carabus]: the body is an inch long, and of a blackish-green color." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Inquisitor Carabus

"The Inquisitor Carabus, C. inquisitor, has the same form and manner as the [Sycophant Carabus]:…

"The elevation of the dome, which is all built from the interior, is from four to six inches above the level of the field. Beside the moss or grass, they frequently employ coarse wax from the ceiling of the vault, for the purpose of keeping out rain, and preventing high winds from destroying it." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Nest of the Carder Bee

"The elevation of the dome, which is all built from the interior, is from four to six inches above the…

"The <em>Cassida gibbosa</em> of Brazil, three quarters of an inch long, is one of the larger species of helmet-beetles."&mdash Goodrich, 1859

Cassida gibbosa

"The Cassida gibbosa of Brazil, three quarters of an inch long, is one of the larger species…

Two young ducks watching an insect being pulled in a wagon by a catapillar.

Catapillar Wagon

Two young ducks watching an insect being pulled in a wagon by a catapillar.

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

Large Cabbage Butterfly Caterpillar

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

"If the guide stops a moment all the followers halt; if he continues the route, they all hasten after him; if he makes a circuit, they all make the circuit also. Should they find a branch of fresh green leaves, they immediately prepare to feast upon it; the ranks spread themselves upon it, each one touching his neighbor, so that not a part of the branch escapes their depridations." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Processionary Caterpillars

"If the guide stops a moment all the followers halt; if he continues the route, they all hasten after…

"If the guide stops a moment all the followers halt; if he continues the route, they all hasten after him; if he makes a circuit, they all make the circuit also. Should they find a branch of fresh green leaves, they immediately prepare to feast upon it; the ranks spread themselves upon it, each one touching his neighbor, so that not a part of the branch escapes their depridations." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Processionary Caterpillars

"If the guide stops a moment all the followers halt; if he continues the route, they all hasten after…

The caterpillar stage of the double-toothed prominent (Nerice bidentata) showing its serrated back.

Double-Toothed Prominent Caterpillar

The caterpillar stage of the double-toothed prominent (Nerice bidentata) showing its serrated back.

The common hundred-legged worm. Its body is divided into a number of similar joints, and each joint is provided with a pair of legs.

Centiped

The common hundred-legged worm. Its body is divided into a number of similar joints, and each joint…

A centipede.

Centipede

A centipede.

"A Centipede is a worm having a long slender, depressed body, protected by coriaceous plates, 21 pairs of legs, distinct eyes, 4 on each side, and antenn&aelig; with 17 joints. The name is, however, popularly extended to species of nearly allied genera. Centipedes run nimbly, feed on insects, and pursue them into their lurking-places."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Giant Centipede

"A Centipede is a worm having a long slender, depressed body, protected by coriaceous plates, 21 pairs…

A pair of Chuck-Will's-Widows, which feed primarily on small insects.

Chuck-Will's-Widow

A pair of Chuck-Will's-Widows, which feed primarily on small insects.

"In America the cicadas have the general name of <em>Harvest-flies</em>; they are also often improperly called <em>Locusts</em>. There are several species, one of which, the Red-eyed cicada, <em>C. septendicim</em>, is remarkable on account of the popular notion that it appears only once in seventeen years, in the same locality, being supposed to pass the interval in its preparatory stages." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Cicada

"In America the cicadas have the general name of Harvest-flies; they are also often improperly…

A cicada is an insect of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha, in the superfamily Cicadoidea, with large eyes wide apart on the head and usually transparent, well-veined wings.

Head of Cicada

A cicada is an insect of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha, in the superfamily Cicadoidea,…

Nymph (4th stage) of cicada.

Nymph of Cicada

Nymph (4th stage) of cicada.

When clear wing moths are larvae they live in burrows, in the roots and stems of many plants, and often do considerable damage.

Clear Wing Moth

When clear wing moths are larvae they live in burrows, in the roots and stems of many plants, and often…

Click beetle, part of the family Elatoridae.

Click Beetle

Click beetle, part of the family Elatoridae.

"Cochineal or Nopal Cactus and Cochineal Insect." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Cochineal

"Cochineal or Nopal Cactus and Cochineal Insect." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

An illustration of Cochineal living on cactus. Cochineal is the name of both crimson or carmine dye and the cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus), a scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, from which the dye is derived. This type of insect, a primarily sessile parasite, lives on cacti from the genus Opuntia, feeding on moisture and nutrients in the cacti. The insect produces carminic acid which deters predation by other insects. Carminic acid can be extracted from the insect's body and eggs to make the dye. Cochineal is primarily used as a food colouring and for cosmetics.

Cochineal

An illustration of Cochineal living on cactus. Cochineal is the name of both crimson or carmine dye…

An illustration of a female Cochineal. Cochineal is the name of both crimson or carmine dye and the cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus), a scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, from which the dye is derived. This type of insect, a primarily sessile parasite, lives on cacti from the genus Opuntia, feeding on moisture and nutrients in the cacti. The insect produces carminic acid which deters predation by other insects. Carminic acid can be extracted from the insect's body and eggs to make the dye. Cochineal is primarily used as a food colouring and for cosmetics.

Cochineal (Female)

An illustration of a female Cochineal. Cochineal is the name of both crimson or carmine dye and the…

An illustration of a male Cochineal. Cochineal is the name of both crimson or carmine dye and the cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus), a scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, from which the dye is derived. This type of insect, a primarily sessile parasite, lives on cacti from the genus Opuntia, feeding on moisture and nutrients in the cacti. The insect produces carminic acid which deters predation by other insects. Carminic acid can be extracted from the insect's body and eggs to make the dye. Cochineal is primarily used as a food colouring and for cosmetics.

Cochineal (Male)

An illustration of a male Cochineal. Cochineal is the name of both crimson or carmine dye and the cochineal…

"Cochineal is a dye-stuff employed in dyeing scarlet and crimson; consists of the bodies of the femals of a species of coccus, which feeds upon plants of the cactus family. The cochineal insect is a small creature, a pound of cochineal being calculated to contain 70,000 in a dried state."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Female Cochineal Insect

"Cochineal is a dye-stuff employed in dyeing scarlet and crimson; consists of the bodies of the femals…

"Cochineal is a dye-stuff employed in dyeing scarlet and crimson; consists of the bodies of the femals of a species of coccus, which feeds upon plants of the cactus family. The cochineal insect is a small creature, a pound of cochineal being calculated to contain 70,000 in a dried state."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Male Cochineal Insect

"Cochineal is a dye-stuff employed in dyeing scarlet and crimson; consists of the bodies of the femals…

"In the common European Cock-Chafer, <em>Melolontha vulgaris</em>, they are of considerable length, especially the male, and fold up like the leaves of a fan. These insects fly well, but heavily, with a loud whirring noise; but they generally grawl slowly." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Cockchafer

"In the common European Cock-Chafer, Melolontha vulgaris, they are of considerable length,…

An illustration of a cockchafer. The cockchafer (colloquially called may bug, billy witch, or spang beetle, particularly in East Anglia) is a European beetle of the genus Melolontha, in the family Scarabaeidae. Once abundant throughout Europe and a major pest in the periodical years of "mass flight", it had been nearly iradicated in the middle of the 20th century through extensive use of pesticides and has even been locally exterminated in many regions. However, since a change in pest control beginning in the 1980s, its numbers have started to grow again. As they don't tolerate pollution well, their presence is usually a marker of low pollution levels.

Cockchafer

An illustration of a cockchafer. The cockchafer (colloquially called may bug, billy witch, or spang…

Cockchafer, a type of beetle. 1, adult beetle.

Cockchafer

Cockchafer, a type of beetle. 1, adult beetle.

An illustration of a full grown cockchafer larva. The cockchafer (colloquially called may bug, billy witch, or spang beetle, particularly in East Anglia) is a European beetle of the genus Melolontha, in the family Scarabaeidae. Once abundant throughout Europe and a major pest in the periodical years of "mass flight", it had been nearly iradicated in the middle of the 20th century through extensive use of pesticides and has even been locally exterminated in many regions. However, since a change in pest control beginning in the 1980s, its numbers have started to grow again. As they don't tolerate pollution well, their presence is usually a marker of low pollution levels.

Cockchafer Larva

An illustration of a full grown cockchafer larva. The cockchafer (colloquially called may bug, billy…

An illustration of a cockchafer pupa. The cockchafer (colloquially called may bug, billy witch, or spang beetle, particularly in East Anglia) is a European beetle of the genus Melolontha, in the family Scarabaeidae. Once abundant throughout Europe and a major pest in the periodical years of "mass flight", it had been nearly iradicated in the middle of the 20th century through extensive use of pesticides and has even been locally exterminated in many regions. However, since a change in pest control beginning in the 1980s, its numbers have started to grow again. As they don't tolerate pollution well, their presence is usually a marker of low pollution levels.

Cockchafer Pupa

An illustration of a cockchafer pupa. The cockchafer (colloquially called may bug, billy witch, or spang…

Cockchafer's are harmful attack the roots of plants.

Grub of the Cockchafer

Cockchafer's are harmful attack the roots of plants.

Cockroach dissected to show alimentary canal, al.c.

Cockroach

Cockroach dissected to show alimentary canal, al.c.

"Blattina includes the <em>Cockroaches</em>, the most noted species of which, the Black beetle or Common Cockroach, <em>Blatta Orientalis</em>, often swarms to such an extent in houses as to be complete nuisance." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Common Cockroach

"Blattina includes the Cockroaches, the most noted species of which, the Black beetle or Common…

"A genus of Orthopterous insects, having an oval or orbicular flattened body, the head hidden beneath the large plate of the prothorax, long thread-like antennae, and wings folded only longitudinally. The elytra are parchment-like, and the wings are sometimes very imperfectly developed, particularly in the females, as in the case of the common cockroach." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Female Cockroach

"A genus of Orthopterous insects, having an oval or orbicular flattened body, the head hidden beneath…