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Mourning Cloak butterfly

Nymphalis antiopa


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


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

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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 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 10 years ago

it wasn't dead right?

harsuame 10 years ago

Precioso color

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Coolville, Ohio, USA

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

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