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Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Large, common butterfly with a long lifespan and one of the first butterflies which can be spotted in spring.

How to Identify

Easy identifiable with the brown-reddish wings a row of bluish spots on a dark band and a white band at the most posterior part of the wings.

Where and When to Spot

I spotted this butterfly in almost all parks around Montreal usually when they are spreading their wings on the warmer ground of a path in spring.

Common Names

Mourning Cloak

Trauermantel (de)
Nymphalis antiopa (es)
Morio (fr)

Taxonomy

Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Nymphalis antiopa