Friday, April 18, 2014
Mourning Cloak Butterfly
When I made yesterday's post of over wintering butterflies I had not yet been able to capture a photograph of a Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa). This afternoon, while walking the trails of Metea County Park, I saw a M. Cloak on the pathway. Like the Red Admiral Butterfly, Question Mark Butterfly, and Eastern Comma Butterfly, the Mourning Cloak over winters as an adult by finding shelter under tree bark and tree openings and enter a state of frozen hibernation until the warm winds of spring.
#FieldNotesFriday Photograghs: Metea County Park, Allen Co., IN 4/18/2014