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Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Nymphalis antiopa

Description:

A lovely butterfly of the woodlands, Nymphalis antiopa is characterized as a chestnut-colored butterfly with cream edges, cream triangles across the top of the forewing, and blue dots before the cream edges on the hindwings.

Habitat:

Found skipping throughout the woodlands.

Notes:

Lifer! First butterfly of the year! This individual was not the first butterfly, but this species was, as I had seen it earlier on my walk.

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Jacob Gorneau
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Jacob Gorneau

Germantown, New York, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2013
Submitted on May 1, 2013

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