Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1287115

Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis antiopa

Observation date: March 14, 2021
Submitted by: JerryGriggs
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Spotted flying overhead along gravel road several times, sometimes settling on the road, once landing in a short tree by the road. Spotted two of them spiraling together up to the sky, likely courtship activity?
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: March 23, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.