Camberwell beauty, mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
PLATE LXXXIX. PAPILIO ANTIOPA. Camberwell Beauty.
Papilio antiopa syn. Nymphalis antiopa
Title: The natural history of British insects : explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations, their food, economy, &c. together with the history of such minute insects as require investigation by the microscope : the whole illustrated by coloured figures, designed and executed from living specimens
Year: 1792 (1790s)
Authors: Donovan, E. (Edward Donovan), 1768-1837 Metcalf Collection (North Carolina State University). NCRS Tippmann Collection (North Carolina State University). NCRS
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.