Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Osewegatchie Hills, Niantic, CT

I almost walked by this little fellow who appeared to sunning himself along the trail.  I was able to get off one quick  picture, before he flew away.  After doing a little research, I identified this butterfly as a Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa, a butterfly common to most of North America.  You can read more about it here.

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