Mourning Cloak (LEP130) Nymphalis antiopa


     This species is easily identified by sight if not by name, as it has a unique coloration and pattern.  The body and the larger part of the wings are deep chocolate brown with maroon reflections.  Long rows of deep blue spots run all around the wings just inside the light yellow borders.  This species is really a tortoishell that flies all over and prefers elms and willows.