Mourning Cloak

Nymphalis antiopa

Genus Nymphalis
Subfamily True Brushfoots
Family Brushfooted Butterflies
All Massachusetts Species


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Mourning Cloak

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Occurrence   Statewide - resident
Abundance Uncommon to common
Flight Period Mainly late March to mate October
Notes The only MA butterfly recorded flying in every month
Overwintering Adult
More info Massachusetts Butterfly Atlas Website
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Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa

Mourning Cloak

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 3/9/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Two Mourning Cloaks mating

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Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa

Mourning Cloak

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 4/15/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa

Mourning Cloak

Photo © Marj Rines

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Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa

Mourning Cloak

Photo by Frank Model - 6/23/2007
Adams Farm, West Bridgewater
Chrysalis

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Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa

Mourning Cloak

Photo by Frank Model - 4/12/2006
Norwottuck Rail Trail, Amherst

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Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa

Mourning Cloak

Photo by Frank Model - 7/7/2007
New Salem

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Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa

Mourning Cloak

Photo by Frank Model - 7/7/2007
New Salem

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