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Mourning Cloak.Camberwell Beauty / Траурница

Nymphalis antiopa


"Velvety black, with a warm shimmer plum ripe, Here it is opened, through this velvet live sweet lit some cornflower seeds azure along the circular fringe, yellow as shaky rye. Sat on the trunk, and breathing gear delicate wings, then dropping to the crust, then turning to the Rays … Oh, how they rejoice, as twinkle divine! Say: Deep night in a frame of two fawn dawns. Hello, oh hello, dream northern birch grove! Awe, and laughter and the love of my youth eternal. Yes, I know you in the Seraphim with marvelous rendezvous, Know your wings, this sacred pattern." Vladimir Nabokov, Butterfly (Vanessa antiopa), 1921



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IrinaSh 3 years ago

Yes, remarkable butterfly.She is careful, but however let to take picture itself)) and flew away.

maplemoth662 3 years ago

A beautiful butterfly....

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 3 years ago

It is called Camberwell beauty in England but is not a resident butterfly there these days.and rarely seen. I saw one once in Bulgaria.

IrinaSh 3 years ago

Thanks for your comment,Les Catchick.
I assumed that in England her name is Camberwell

, the second of the ones in the title is not it? And you'll see this butterfly, you'll be happy))

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 3 years ago

I keep hoping to see one of these in England.
I see you are using the Canadian name rather than the British one.

IrinaSh 4 years ago

Yes,Jim Nelson, it surprisingly, that is butterfly "cosmopolitans", such as Mourning Cloaks, Painted lady.But there are to "endemic", as, for example,Queen Alexandra's birdwing. Their natural habitats of habitation are stipulated by certain natural zones, soils ..

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 years ago

We have Mourning Cloaks in Nevada...I am always amazed at how some butterflies are distributed worldwide. They know no boundaries.

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Свердловская область, Russian Federation

Spotted on Aug 2, 2016
Submitted on Aug 2, 2016


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