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Mourning Cloak

Nymphalis antiopa

Description:

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

Habitat:

Grassy woods, near swamp area/lake.


2 species ID suggestions

Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak Caterpillar | What's That Bug?
KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago
Milbert's tortoiseshell
Aglais milberti Milbert's tortoiseshell

2 Comments

stormy
stormy 7 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
EarlyStages 7 years ago

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

Lawton, Michigan, USA

Lat: 42.17, Long: -85.85

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

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