mourning cloak butterfly

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Noun1.mourning cloak butterfly - of temperate regionsmourning cloak butterfly - of temperate regions; having dark purple wings with yellow borders
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
genus Nymphalis, Nymphalis - type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies
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A mourning cloak butterfly glides through the open woods, exposing the pale yellow on the edging of its wings.
In most places the aptly named mourning cloak butterfly holds the honor of being the first of its kind to appear in spring.
The mourning cloak butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, is the first to arrive.