Butterfly, Or Papilio. A genus of insects, of which there are many hundred species. Curious and elegant as they are, this is the last state of the varied existence of the same creature; first in the grub, or caterpillar form, in which it emerges from the eggs laid by a former generation : the grub then passes into an insensible state, called the chrysalis or aurelia, in which it continues some weeks or months, having neither legs, wings, nor motion : at length the case is burst, and moths and butterflies emerge, which pass a short and flutttering existence, during which they lay eggs for future successions of the same kind.

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Grub of the Butterfly.

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Chrysalis of the Butterfly.

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