Camberwell beauty, mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
FIG. 83. The spiny elm caterpillar, or mourning cloak butterfly.
Title: Elementary entomology
Year: (c1912) ((c10s)
Authors: Dwight Sanderson, 1878-1944; Jackson, C. F. (Cicero Floyd Jackson), b. 1882
Source book page: https://archive.org/stream/elementaryentomo00sand/#page/n75/mode/1up
Author Sanderson, Dwight, 1878-1944; Jackson, C. F. (Cicero Floyd), b. 1882
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. The immature form of this species is sometimes known as the spiny elm caterpillar. Other older names for this species include grand surprise and white petticoat.