Mourning Cloak  (two photos)
Nymphalis antiopa

Mourning Cloak butterfly by Carol Davis
Mourning Cloak Butterfly resting on a leaf in the Jordanelle Dam wetlands with wings
partially in the sun and partially in the shade. What a difference light can make!
Carol Davis, 7-23-2017

mourning cloak
This wasn't the same butterfly as the one above, but it was resting close by.  I have a feeling they
had been mating because they made no move to fly away and normally I find this species
quite flighty, so to speak. This one may have been the male.
Take a look at this
species of butterfly in the caterpillar stage
Carol Davis 7-23-2017

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