Scientist/Artist Collaboration Points Out Resemblances:

In a recent paper, an artist and a scientist show where to
look for caterpillar-like markings on butterfly wings. [More]

 
 
Examples from all six butterfly families
Papilionidae Pieridae Lycaenidae
Riodinidae Nymphalidae Hesperiidae
 

Click to:
1) READ/DOWNLOAD Darryl Wheye and Paul R. Ehrlich's 2015 article, Are there caterpillars      on butterfly wings? News of the Lepidopterists' Society, Winter, Vol. 57(4) pp. 182-193.

2) LINK TO APPENDIX 1. Twenty-five Examples of Larva/Adult Resemblances
     from the Wheye and Ehrlich article with links to image enlargements

3) LINK TO APPENDIX 2. Seventeen Examples of Dot Patterns on Wing Margins
     from the Wheye and Ehrlich article with links to image enlargements

4) SEE FOUR EXAMPLES (CAPTIONED) of possible adult/larval resemblances
     from the Wheye and Ehrlich article

     


Proposed Citizen Science Program: Resemblance Database


5) SIGN UP to participate or take a leadership role, arrange to submit photos of
    apparent resemblances to the database, ask questions and send suggestions


Photo credits
Adults:
row one 2008 David Robacker; 2009 Jim P. Brock; 2009 Jim P. Brock;
row two 2010 D.H. Janzen and W. Hallwachs voucher code 01-SRNP-2576.03;
http://janzen.bio.upenn.edu/caterpillars/database.lasso;
2009 Andrew Warren; 2009 Kim Davis, Mike Stangeland & Andrew Warren

Larvae:
row one 2007 Dan Hardy; 2010 Jim P. Brock; 2010 Jim P. Brock;
row two 2010 D.H. Janzen and W. Hallwachs voucher code 01-SRNP-2576, http://janzen.bio.upenn.edu/caterpillars/database.lasso;
2009 Jim P. Brock; 2011 D.H. Janzen and W. Hallwachs voucher code 06-SRNP-56548, http://janzen.bio.upenn.edu/caterpillars/database.lasso

Composite Adult/Larva:
2007, 2009 Luc Legal, Jerome Albre and Oscar Dorado