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Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis a. antiopa)





Caterpillar HostplantsWeeping Willow (Salix babylonica), Sandbar Willow (Salix exigua), Black Willow (Salix nigra), White Poplar (Populus alba), Cottonwood (Populus deltoides), Black Poplar (Populus nigra), Alder (Alnus serrulata), Ironwood (Ostrya virginiana), various Maple (Acer spp.), Sugar Hackberry (Celtis laevigata var. reticulata), Common Hackberry (Celits occidentalis), American Elm (Ulmus americana), Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila), Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Red Mulberry (Morus rubra), White Ash (Fraxinus americana), Common Pear (Pyrus communis), Carolina Basswood (Tilia americana), Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella).
Area Sighting
Norbuck Park, Lake Lewisville, White Rock Lake.
Seasonal Flight Data Overwintering adults come out of hibernation in late February and early March to oviposit. That brood reaches adulthood in late April/early-May; fly for a couple of weeks and then go into aestivation for the summer, flying again in late fall to store up body fats for the winter hibernation. There is sometimes a partial second brood that flies in July. .
General NotesAdults hibernate.

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