Cocoons all over my backyard! They are black butterflies with tan lining the edges of their wings. Their krysaliss' dangle all over the place and are often next to spider webs. They turn blue just before hatching
Fantastic showing of this creature so far this season here. We had at least four spread out in the dapple sun-lit paths. I think all small males...
Had some lower wing damage.
Nymphalis antiopa, known as the Mourning Cloak in North America and the Camberwell Beauty in Britain, is a large butterfly native to Eurasia and North America. See also Anglewing butterflies.