Mourning Cloaks lay eggs on willow, elm and poplar. They nectar on lilac, loosestrife, Hesperis, Centaurea, and Mexican Sunflower and are attracted to ripe fruit and sap. They hibernate in winter and may come out looking for food as early as March. Sheds and unheated buildings are favorite hibernation sites.
Black Swallowtail | Cabbage White | Monarch
Mourning Cloak | Red Admiral | Silver Skipper | Silvery Blue
Skipper | Sulphur | Tawny Crescent | Tiger Swallowtail | Vanessa | White Admiral
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