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Mourning cloak
Nymphalis antiopa

Mourning cloak
Mourning cloak

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: large
Overall Color: dark brown and yellowish white
Larval Foods: riparian and other deciduous trees
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: locally common
Description: spectacular butterfly with mostly dark iridescent brown wings with submarginal lavender dotted black band and yellowish marginal band

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 04 Nymphalidae (brushfoots)
SubFamily: 02 Nymphalinae (brushfoots)
Genus: Nymphalis
Species: antiopa

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