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Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa
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Mourning Cloak - Spryfield - 2012-08-06
Photo © Phil Schappert
Status in Nova Scotia
Common.

Flight Period
Late March to late June, few sightings in summer, and then late July to early October.

Habitat
Gardens, parks, woodland clearings.

Larval Foodplants
Willows, elms, poplars, birches?

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
This beautiful butterfly is also present in Europe where it is known as the "Camberwell Beauty".

Mourning Cloak - Spryfield, NS, 2012-08-08
Mourning Cloak - Spryfield, NS - 2012-08-08
2012-08-08
Photo © Phil Schappert
Mourning Cloak - Waverley, NS, 2001-04-21
Mourning Cloak - Waverley, NS - 2001-04-21
2001-04-21
Photo © Peter Payzant
Mourning Cloak - Waverley, NS, 2001-04-21
Mourning Cloak - Attracted to sap of recently-cut Yellow Birch - Waverley, NS - 2001-04-21
2001-04-21
Photo © Peter Payzant
Mourning Cloak - Apple River, NS, 2013-09-09
Mourning Cloak - Apple River, NS - 2013-09-09
2013-09-09
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer