National Geographic : 1927 Jul
STRANGE HABITS OF FAMILIAR MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES BUTTERFLY AND MOTH EGGS ARE OFTEN OF STRIKING DESIGN The eggs of butterflies are laid usually upon leaves. In most species the shells are beautiful when examined through a magnifying glass. The extreme summit is always a little rosette of the most exquisite delicacy, and the definite patterns of some eggs are such that we seem to be peering through the circular rose window of a microscopic Gothic cathedral (see text, page 91). Photographs Courtesy U. S. Department of Agriculture FALL WEB-WORMS ON A MULBERRY BRANCH The tent caterpillars are social creatures, building their houses on the community plan. The moth of the Fall Web-worm is shown in figure 17 on Color Plate XIII.