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Mourning Cloak  - Nymphalis antiopa

Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa

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

Common Names

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 & 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.

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

One of the first butterflies seen in the spring. A larger species enjoying the sun and the moderate temperature of the road warmed up by the sun.

Park Mont-Royal - May 11, 2014

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215.0 mm; Focal Length 179mm; Exposure 1/250; Aperture f6.5; Iso 80;