Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1113509

Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis antiopa

Observation date: March 19, 2017
Date notes: I walk my dogs around 2:30 everyday and have seen this caterpillar everyday for the last week and a half I saw the caterpillar move down the wall throughout the week and Cocoon himself on March 23rd. This is in Studio City California
Submitted by: EvieannaRian
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The wall that the caterpillar is on as a cement wall on the other side of a house backyard garden with many different plants. Caterpillar must have crawled out of the garden and to the other side of the wall. Unfortunately this side of the wall has a lot of foot traffic being that it is near a Middle School. The caterpillar was a very dark blue or black face color with white spots and red tips at his spikes. They could Coon is a light grey with red tip spikes as well. I'd like to move it safely being that it's a little windy and I see the Cocoon wobbling also the kids make me nervous if they try to mess with it any advice before I Continue?
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: March 31, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.