Films by LEPIDOPTERIST.ORG:
This film depicts life history and metamorphosis of Gulf Fritillary nymphalid butterfly, Agraulis vanillae. The film is collaboration betweenlepidopterist.org and jcmdi.com. 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.
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.
Insect community of Sierra Vista, Arizona interacting
at light. Set to Buena Vista Social Club salsa music.
Action takes place at night in Costa Rica.
Various videos of mating butterflies and moths
Lepidoptera films made by others
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
Butterfly vs. Praying Mantis Japanese drink commercial
Monarch caterpillar hatches
High speed film records movement in slow motion Sphinx moth feeding at flower
Animation of Lewis Caroll's book (fragment) Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland