American Lady, Vanessa virginiensis, wings held in typical resting position of a true butterfly.
Browsing: butterfly, moth
Miami Blue Butterfly, Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri, tiny and critically endangered. (Holly Salvato, USFWS / Wiki; cc by 2.0)
The world’s largest butterfly species. Atlas Moth, Attacus atlas, sitting on an adult woman’s hand. (© Rogatnykh / Shutterstock)
In its fifth instar, this Monarch larva will soon pupate. (Derek Ramsey, derekramsey.com / Wiki; GFDL 1.2)
A Monarch Butterfly pupa can be seen developing inside its cocoon, which is usually called a chrysalis. (Andy Reago & Chrissy McLaren / Flickr; cc by 2.0)