menu-home menu-films menu-people menu-oral-history menu-education menu-events menu-about
Corner Image
WildFilmHistory logo
WildFilmHistory » Home » Films » The History of a Butterfly - A Romance of Insect Life

The History of a Butterfly - A Romance of Insect Life  (1910)

Full film

Directed by one of the pioneers of the cinematic industry, James Williamson, The History of a Butterfly - A Romance of Insect Life is an intriguing look at the life cycles of butterflies and moths. Caterpillars are seen hatching, feeding and ready for pupation and with three caterpillars changing into chrysalis and the birth of a peacock butterfly, this black and white silent film is an early example of British natural history filmmaking.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: British Film Institute (BFI)
Email: Jan.Faull@bfi.org.uk
Website: http://www.bfi.org.uk

Film credits

Director: James Williamson
Clips
Full film
Full film