Friday, April 19, 2019

First Mourning Cloak butterfly arrives...

                                                                                          Wikipedia Photo
The first Mourning Cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) of the spring showed up Tuesday morning in my backyard.  It seemed quite early to me what with the cold and inclement weather that April has scourged us with so far.   It certainly was welcome however.   This butterfly is one of the longest living at 11 to 12 months.   It is native to North America and Asia.   In the British Isles it is also known as the Camberwell Beauty.
Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, I don't normally see butterflies this early in the year. I am north of the treeline in Newmarket 😁