One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A migratory butterfly with deep purple yellow-bordered wings.
Nymphalis antiopa, subfamily Nymphalinae, family NymphalidaeBritish term Camberwell beauty
- ‘I believe they were mostly Harris's checkerspots and wood nymphs, or the like, but there were also the occasional monarchs, swallowtails, and mourning cloaks.’
- ‘The first of these, mourning cloak butterflies, usually remain in crevices outside and only rarely make it into the cabin.’
- ‘Doug talks about some local species of butterflies, ones with cool names like mourning cloaks, commas, and question marks.’
- ‘Butterflies including the tiger swallowtail and mourning cloak rely on the flowers of the red maple for their survival and reproduction.’
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