Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa)

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Picture of a Mourning Cloak Butterfly
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Life Cycle of Butterflies

Mourning Cloak Chrysalis (Larva)

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Family: Brush-footed Butterfly (Nymphalidae)

Subfamily: True Brushfoot (Nymphalinae)

Average Wingspan: 2 1/4" - 4"

Habitat: Forests, open areas, parks, streams

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

Mourning Cloak Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Open wing - Fred Miller
Closed wing - Fred Miller
Chrysalis - Copyright Donald Gudehus

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