Brushfoots: Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 2.25" - 4"|
|Habitat:||Open woods, glades|
|Flight Period:||Early April, June & September|
|Larval Host Plant:||Willow, elm hackberry|
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The Mourning Cloak has a nice whitish yellow border and wonderful blue submarginal spots. Colors range from a very dark brown to reddish brown (see next photo)
While walking in the woods, Mourning Cloaks generally come out to greet you. Oftentimes they will circle around you several times and even briefly land on your head!