Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
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Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Overton Wildlife Management Area, March 2007.

General: Mourning Cloak Butterflies (Nymphalis antiopa) are recognized by their black wings with a line of blue spots along the trailing edge and a yellow border on the wings. Apparently, the edge can be white too. The trailing edge of the wings is notched and irregular.

Taxonomy: Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae); Subfamily: True Brushfoots (Nymphalinae).

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Overton Wildlife Management Area, March 2007.
Comments: Adults live about 10 months are among longest lived North American butterfly.
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Kyle Canyon, Spring Mountains, April 2007.
Folded wings.
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Kyle Canyon, Spring Mountains, April 2007.
Old and beat up, but still flying strong.
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) Even older and more beat up at the end of the season, but still flying strong.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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