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Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa

The days are quickly growing shorter, and the butterfly sightings have dwindled down the only the hardiest. The Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, is one of those hardy butterflies; they overwinter as adults so they can be seen on warm autumn and spring days long before other butterflies make an appearance. 14 more words

Butterflies Of Thompson

Mourning Cloak butterfly

I spotted a beautiful Mourning Cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) this past weekend at Huntley Meadows Park and suspect that it recently emerged. I always thought of  Mourning Cloaks, which are apparently known as Camberwell Beauties in Great Britain, only as an early spring butterfly, because I knew that they overwinter with us as adults. 172 more words


The Question? The Loss . . . .

I hope the Question is, ‘Where has Jeff been lately, what with no new posts on wingedbeauty.com?’ After all, butterflies are now  . . .  192 more words

Butterfly Types

Mourning Cloak Butterflies Out From Under Tree Bark

Mourning Cloaks have recently emerged from under loose bark where they hibernated all winter. These early flyers, along with a few other species such as commas and tortoiseshells, have a jump start in the spring due to their not having to go through metamorphosis like most butterflies. 110 more words


Breakfast with a Mourning Cloak

During our breakfast on the back porch this morning, a Mourning Cloak alighted on the Silver Maple to bask in the sun. The is the first butterfly we have seen since last year. 257 more words


Could it really be spring?!

It’s the second day in a row that the day time temperatures are above 60… The Song Sparrows and Chipping Sparrows have started vocalizing in my neighborhood. 251 more words