Nymphalis antiopa (Camberwell Beauty, Trauermantel, Le Morio)
Nymphalis antiopa, also called Camberwell Beauty or Trauermantel is an unmistakable and rare . The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.0 – 7.0 cm the Camberwell Beauty is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark brown and have a broad yellowish band and a chain of blue spots at the margin.
Photos for easy identification
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The forewings are dark brown. The margin is ridged. On the wing leading edge there are two white spot. There are a broad white band and a chain of blue spots at the margin.
The underside is dark marmorate and dreary. Only the white band and the white spots from upside are also there.
The hind wings are dark brown. The margin is ridged. There are a broad white band and a chain of blue spots at the margin.
The underside is dark marmorate and dreary. Only the white band from upside is also there.
The body is dark brown.
Sex differences: None
The Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa) is an unmistakable and rare butterfly of the Holearctic ecozone (Europe, Asia and North Amerika). The distribution include whole Europe without Spain, Asia from Arctic circle to Pakistan, China and Japan and North America. You can see the Camberwell Beauty until 2000 m sea level.
The flight period of the Camberwell Beauty is from February to Oktober, but it has a rest period in summer.
Birch, Willow, Aspen, Elm
The first description of this butterfly was in 1758 by Linnaeus. There are only two subspecies.
- Nymphalis antiopa asopos [Fruhstorfer, 1909]
- Nymphalis antiopa hyperborea [Seitz, 1914]
The caterpillar is black with little orange spots and it is very thorny. The pupa has no silken girdl. This species overwinters as imago.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 23.06.2005)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
- Red List of endangered species of Austria:
-endangered- (category 3)- (see: www.roteliste.at/)
- Regulation of the Viennese regional government:
-protected- (see: www.wien.gv.at/recht/landesrecht-wien/rechtsvorschriften/html/l4800200.htm
Similar and closely-related species
Nymphalis antiopa Linnaeus 1758
Camberwell Beauty, Mourning Cloak
Le Morio, Le Manteau bigarré
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamilie: NYMPHALINAE
- Tribe: NYMPHALINI
- Genus: NYMPHALIS
- Specific name: ANTIOPA