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Mourning Cloak butterfly

Nymphalis antiopa

Description:

Top: Reddish brown (dark) with a row of blue spots (in black) before an edge of yellow. Bottom: Dark, with a lighter edge.

Notes:

I spotted this on my front porch, resting atop a stool.

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4 Comments

KenSisco
KenSisco 10 years ago

It was alive and well. :-) It took off after a little bit.

This is the first time I've ever seen this species.

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

How lovely! I saw this species for the first time in the US yesterday, a courting pair chasing each around in the tree tops but unfortunately I wasn't able to get a photo. We used to see them occasionally in England too & we called them a "Camberwell Beauty" there.

iamcherreymaiya
iamcherreymaiya 10 years ago

it wasn't dead right?

harsuame
harsuame 10 years ago

Precioso color

KenSisco
Spotted by
KenSisco

Coolville, Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 2, 2012
Submitted on May 3, 2012

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