Nymphalis antiopa - Camberwell Beauty - Mourning Cloak - Rouwmantel - Trauermantel
The uppersides are largely purplish brown or chochlate-coloured and each wing has a pale yellow/cream border with a line of blue spots inside it. There are two white flecks near the tip of the forewing. the undersides are sooty brown with dirty-white borders. Flight from June to September and again in spring after hibernation. The Camberwell Beauty is a powerful flier and he can often be seen high in the trees or with their wings wide open on the ground. The mainly feed on fallen fruit and sap from wounded tree-trunks. He visit sallow catkins in the spring as this is the larval foodplants. The Camberwell Beauty is declining in many areas and has completely disappeared as a breeding species in some parts of Europe.