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Morning Cloak Caterpiller

Nymphalis antiopa

Description:

Caterpillar ~2" long Black and orange Spines that look like black locust thorns

Habitat:

Tall grass

Notes:

Crawled out of the grass onto concrete slab. Put back in grass later found same in rafters of barn. I guess it nearing the end of a life cycle?

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Mourning Cloak Caterpillar
Nymphalis antiopa Nymphalis antiopa


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1 Comment

bradwatts
bradwatts 7 years ago

I saw one if these last summer and was lucky enough to watch it form a chrysalis and turn into a butterfly. I would agree that it is a morning cloak caterpillar. Cool pictures.

CB
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CB

North Richland Hills, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 22, 2013
Submitted on May 5, 2013

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