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.
Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.
Park Mont Royal
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Focal Length 179mm
Shutter Speed 1/250s