Yes, I know, this is a moth drawing and not a butterfly drawing. It just seems easier than trying to figure out which is which to put all of the pretty winged insects together in one place.
This drawing shows a silkworm, a ball of silk and an aurelia or chrysalis. Did you know that a single silkworm cocoon can be made of thread that’s 300 yards long?
Whether you are looking for a drawing of a chrysalis, caterpillar or moth larvae, this might be just the one to meet your needs. We also have a silkworm moth drawing.
The History of Insects was published in 1813 without identifying an illustrator. Which is truly a shame because the work is full of wonderful insect drawings like this one.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.