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Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Nymphalis antiopa

Description:

This butterfly insisted it stay on my white hat so it's colors show up to those flying above. Spotting Image 1 Favorite Flag Description: "Nymphalis antiopa has a wingspan of 62–75 mm. The upper side of the butterfly is colored in a very dark red, with a bright, yellowish border around the wings. There is a darker band with bright blue spots between the border and the dark red inner side. Sexes are similar, although the females are slightly larger." - Wikipedia

Habitat:

This series all took place on my head in the backyard!

Notes:

It wasn't very easy turning the camera toward me and shooting :) Aka Camberwell Beauty, Grand Surprise and White Petticoat

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Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 26, 2012
Submitted on Jan 26, 2012

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