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Perfectly camouflaged against the bark of a dark tree with its wings closed, the Mourning Cloak will flap suddenly into flight at the approach of a predator and show its rich colours on the upperside. Wow! It was so beautiful and I am glad that it stopped in the sun so that we could see that rich maroon upperside, with the creamy outer band and the blue spots. Gorgeous!
Spotted on Sep 12, 2011
Submitted on Sep 13, 2011