Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Learn about the life cycle and habitat of the Mourning Cloak Butterfly, a beautiful yet common butterfly in North America.

Photo by Brenda Dziedzic

Nymphalis antiopa (nim-fal-iss • an-tee-oh-pa) 

Family: Nymphalidae (Brushfoots) (nim-FAL-ah-dee)

Flight period: March–October 

South: All year

Wingspan: 3–4 inches

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