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http://www.ukleps.org/morphology.html

A nicely illustrated description of the life cycle of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). A useful comparison is made between the larvae of Lepidoptera and sawflies – which is how I came to find this site.

 
Here are some of my own photos of the life cycle of Small Tortoiseshell butterflies:

 

Caterpillar
Golden pupa
Small Tortoiseshells

Small Tortoiseshell caterpillar, pupa and adults by nutmeg66

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