Mourning Cloak Caterpillar  (three photos)
Nymphalis antiopa

mourning cloak
I found this skinny little caterpillar munching its way around Pineview
Reservoir.  The next blurry shot shows the orange legs.  Carol Davis 6-16-2012

orange legs on Mourning Cloak caterpillar
While this little guy (or gal) was a bit on the thin side, the one below was fit and fat
as a cello because it had been stuffing itself a little longer.  The colors are
more vivid as well since it was out in the open. Carol Davis 6-16-2012

Morning Cloak caterpillar
Mourning Cloak caterpillar high-tailing it across the footpath at the Jordanelle
Wetlands, near Heber City, Utah, to hide in the adjacent weeds by the cattails
Carol Davis, 9-2-05 Click here to see the Mourning Cloak butterfly.

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