Spring Butterfly – Morning Cloak

Spring Butterfly – Morning Cloak

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) When flying, these often look black with a yellow margin on the bottom of the lower wing, but if you get a chance to look at one when still, they have quite a few more colors.

Caterpillar Host Plants: Birch, willows, poplar, red maple, elm, aspen, and hackberry.

Adult Butterfly Hosts: Predominantly sap from trees, rotting fruit, and occasionally larval host nectar plants.

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