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Mourning Cloak Caterpillar

Nymphalis antiopa

Description:

About 5 cm in length, big black spikes and white hair on a black body. Red orange spots on segments running down the back.

Habitat:

Garden, near the ocean. On Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia. Canada.

Notes:

Found this caterpillar on my shorts. Quickly removed it and took some pictures while it sat on my phone case.

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mourning cloak caterpillar
Nymphalis antiopa Nymphalis antiopa - Wikipedia


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1 Comment

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 2 years ago

Thank you for the ID ornithoptera80
I wish I had seen the butterfly. It looks so gorgeous!

Muckpuk
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Muckpuk

Nova Scotia, Canada

Spotted on Aug 24, 2019
Submitted on Sep 29, 2019

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