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Insect movies - Click the picture to view. Videos hosted by YouTube.com

Latest Videos:


YouTube: Gabbs Checkerspot Butterflies Mating, 720p HiDef

YouTube: Lorquin's Admirals - close-up mating, 720p HiDef

YouTube: Lorquin's Admirals - close-up mating on hand, 720p HiDef

YouTube: Hyalophora euryalus emerging in Realtime and timelapse, 720p HiDef

YouTube: Becker's White Life Cycle in 720p HD!

YouTube: California Butterflies in the Field 2008 (720p HD)

YouTube: California Dogface Butterfly Life Cycle (720p HD)

Painted Lady Butterflies develop and Emerge in Time Lapse

Great Purple Hairstreak life cycle documentary

Searching for Becker's White

Hunting Ford's Indra Swallowtail

Indra Swallowtail pupations

Pima Orange-tips emerging

Hemileuca electra emerging, mating, scenting, ovipositing

Saturnia albofasciata females ovipositing

Saturnia albofasciata Mating and hand pairing documentary

Saturnia albofasciata male emerges and expands wings

Baiting and hand-pairing Saturnia albofasciata in Juniper Hills, CA

Pipevine Swallowtail pupates (Time Lapse)

Caterpillar fails cocoon building 101 (time lapse)

Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar Molts (Time Lapse)

Gabbs Checkerspot Emerging from Chrysalis

Pale Swallowtail 2nd Instar Larva At Rest

Western Sheepmoth Mature Larva

Pipevine Swallowtail Larva Spins Loop (Time Lapse)






Older Videos:


Nevada Buck Moth Group Molt Time Lapse

5 Sonoran Blues emerge in time lapse

Coloradia velda emerges in time lapse

Apache Fritillary feeding time

Complete Euryalus Silkmoth Life Cycle

Complete Saturnia albofasciata Silkmoth Life Cycle

Complete Pipevine Swallowtail Life Cycle

Spectacular Butterflies Animated Slideshow

Amazing Moths Animated Slideshow

Fascinating Caterpillars Animated Slideshow

Papilio indra minori emerges in time-lapse

Sonoran Blue emerges in time-lapse (2 sequences)

Pacific Green Sphinx 2 larvae molt in time-lapse

Saturnia albofasciata 3rd instar larva molts in time-lapse

Pipevine Swallowtail emerges in time-lapse (2 sequences)

Saturnia walterorum expanding their wings (3 sequences)

Saturnia walterorum baiting in the San Gabriel mountains

Saturnia albofasciata cocoon building in time lapse

Catocala junctura larva hatch and feeding documentary

H. electra mojavensis 1st instar larvae herding in time lapse (1)

H. electra mojavensis 1st instar larvae herding in time lapse (2)

Arctonotus lucidus egg hatches under the microscope.

Saturnia albofasciata
egg hatches, recorded
under a microscope

A Gulf Fritillary larva pupates, and adult emerges in time lapse.

Phoebis sennae larva pupates and emerges in time lapse (2)

Phoebis sennae emerges with help, in time lapse

Hemileuca maia weird abdominal movements, extreme close-up.

Hemileuca maia weird abdominal movements, extreme close-up.(2)

Hemileuca maia female expands her wings in time lapse

S. Albofasciata mating pair on a qtip, female gets active and male hangs-on





Female S. Albofasciata activates shortly after lights go out

S. Albofasciata mating pair female activates as soon as light is reduced

S. Albofasciata female emerges from cocoon (2 sequences)

H. electra clio wing expansion, 3 different sequences

H. electra mojavensis female searches branch for place to oviposit

Saturnia walterorum female expands her wings (mostly) in time lapse

Several Red Admirals emerge and expand their wings in time lapse

Nymphalis milberti emerges and expands its wings in time lapse

Euphydryas chalsedona mating courtship in Bouquet Canyon, 2006

Baiting Hemileuca burnsi near Phelan, CA in Sept. 2006

Baiting Hemileuca eglanterina at Mt. Frazier, 2005

Hemileuca eglanterina larvae active and feeding (realtime)

Hyalophora euryalus female oviposits on finger (realtime)

Time lapse showing Phoebis sennae larva activity/pupation/ eclosure.

Time lapse showing Rothschildia cincta larva spinning its cocoon.

Time lapse showing Hemileuca eglanterina 1st instar larvae "herd" procession on host.

Hemileuca elglanterina group "twitch" larval defensive behavior, appears synchronized and timed!

H. eglanterina 3rd instar larva shedding into 4t hinstar (time lapse).

H. eglanterina 4th instar larva "backrolling" to expand its spines. (in realtime)

Antheraea polyphemus adult Emerging from pupal case + blood pumping. (in real time)

Antheraea polyphemus adult "inflating" its wings after emerging from cocoon in time lapse.

Saturnia Mendocino female ovipositing her eggs in real time.

Saturnia Mendocino male inflates his wings after emerging, in time lapse.

Saturnia Mendocino female inflates her wings after emerging, in time lapse. Nice!

Coloradia velda pupa, freshly molted, contorts into its final shape. (real time)

Nymphalis californica adult emerging from chrysalis (in time lapse).

Vanessa atalanta adult emerging from chrysalis (in time lapse).

Papilio eurymedon larva shedding final skin to pupate in time lapse.

Papilio eurymedon larva (2nd one) shedding final skin to pupate (in time lapse).

Papilio eurymedon larva spinning its "noose" or "suspension loop" (in time lapse).

Gulf Fritillary larva shedding final skin to pupate in time lapse.


Insectnet.com videos (by Clark Thompson):


Bill and Clark hunt Hemileuca nevadensis in Riverside, CA

Hunting Speyeria nokomis Apacheana

Speyeria nokomis Apacheana ovipositing?

Speyeria nokomis Apacheana colony

Speyeria attracted to low-growing Thistle.

Hunting Hemileuca eglanterina in the San Gabriels Mts.

Hunting Hyalophora euryalus in the San Gabriels Mts.

Hunting Hyalophora euryalus in the San Gabriels Mts. Trip #2

Mormon Metalmark nectaring - very nice footage






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