Mourning Cloak

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.


Mourning Cloak (2.25–4") Uncommon: E-Apr, Jun & Sep Woods, roads Rotting fruit & sap Willow, elm, cottonwood
Mourning Cloak

March 20, 2014
Columbia
Linda Hunt

Mourning Cloak

April 1, 2012
Mount Pleasant
Annette Allor

Mourning Cloak

April 30, 2007
MPEA
Scott Berglund

Mourning Cloak

May 27, 2010
Centennial Manor
Bonnie Ott

Mourning Cloak

June 4, 2012
Cedar Lane Park
Bob Solem

Mourning Cloak

June 14, 2012
High Ridge Park
Harry Fink

The first photos are the form hyperborea (a light reddish cocoa).
This one is form lintnerii (a deep chocolate brown color).