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Mourning cloak

Nymphalis antiopa

Description:

Mourning cloaks can live up to 12 months. Large butterflies with dark maroon wings with pale yellow edges and iridescent blue spots on the dorsal side. The ventral side of the wings has gray striations, with the same pale-yellow edges.

Habitat:

Spotted next to the Cle Elum River. Conifer forest.


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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 2 months ago

Thank you Sukanya.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 months ago

I just love it when they pose of a light coloured background and the contrast is wonderful.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.39, Long: -121.10

Spotted on Sep 26, 2019
Submitted on Sep 27, 2019

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