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Mourning Cloak Caterpillar

Nymphalis antiopa


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


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


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 3 years ago

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

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Nova Scotia, Canada

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

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