Life of Gulf Fritillary - metamorphosis

This film depicts life history and metamorphosis of Gulf Fritillary
nymphalid butterfly,Agraulis vanillae. The film is collaboration and

The Life of Monarch Butterfly
This video set to Argentinean waltz music features monarch
butterfly, Danaus plexippus.

Set to Cuban jazz music.
This film shows Monarch (Danaus plexippus) caterpillar consuming a leaf.

Zebra longwing butterfly, Heliconius charitonius, 
is featured in the film set to Narcotango music.
Some sequences show males fight over female pupa
before a female even emerges. They are trying to be
the first upon her emergence, so they guard her
against competitors.

Imperial Silk Moth Caterpillar - the Final Journey

This video set to music of Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla,
shows how a caterpillar of Imperial Moth, Eacles imperialis, turns
into adult.

The caterpillar travels to pupate in the ground
avoiding many obstacles and dangers.


Butterflies of Patagonia, specifically around
Bariloche, Argentina, are featured. Background music is tango Mariposita.

Spinybacked orbweaver spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis )

catches Fritty (a Gulf Fritillary butterfly), but looses her to a competitor.

Anthropomorphizing insects to Astor Piazzolla's tango music.

Spiny orb weaving spider, photo by Andrei Sourakovvide

Sierra Vista Social Club
Insect community of Sierra Vista, Arizona interacting
at light. Set to Buena Vista Social Club salsa music.



Moths and other nocturnal insect of Costa Rica
Action takes place at night in Costa Rica. 

Lepidoptera mating

Various videos of mating butterflies and moths




Lepidoptera films made by others

Le Papillon

by Philippe Muyl, 2002. Watch movie trailer:

Time-lapse photography of metamorphosis
graphers' point of view.  View a fragment: 
by jcmegabyte

Play a sample clip: metamorphosis of Cloudless Sulfur, Phoebis sennae

French film made in 1996 depicting life from micorscopic

Japanese Caterpillar tea commercial

Japanese drink commercial
Butterfly vs. Praying Mantis

Monarch caterpillar hatches

Sphinx moth feeding at flower
High speed film records movement in slow motion

Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland
Animation of Lewis Caroll's book (fragment)