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Mourning Cloak

Nymphalis antiopa


On a canvas tent. Mid-May. Curled up, not very active.


Grassy woods, near swamp area/lake.

2 Species ID Suggestions

EarlyStages 10 years ago
Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak Caterpillar | What's That Bug?
KarenL 10 years ago
Milbert's tortoiseshell
Aglais milberti Milbert's tortoiseshell

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stormy 10 years ago

I have reason to believe it is a Morning Cloak as well, as I have seen more of them in the area where the photo was taken than Milbert's; but I appreciate both ID recommendations! Thanks!

EarlyStages 10 years ago

Nymphalis (Aglais) milberti caterpillars do not have reddish prolegs.

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Lawton, Michigan, USA

Spotted on May 16, 2008
Submitted on Jan 30, 2012

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