The three life stages of the butterfly are represented in this vintage magazine image. A butterfly cocoon, butterfly larva and a fully-formed butterfly are captured underneath a drinking glass.
This vintage drawing and a number of others appeared in St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, September 1878, No. 11.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.