Montana State Insect - Mourning Cloak
Montana State Insect

Mourning Cloak

The Mourning Cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) holds the distinction of being the official state insect of Montana. This striking butterfly is known for its distinctive dark maroon-brown wings, highlighted by a vibrant yellow border and a row of iridescent blue spots. Its presence in Montana's natural landscape symbolizes the state's appreciation for the beauty of its native fauna and the significance of its unique ecosystems. The choice of the Mourning Cloak as the state insect reflects Montana's commitment to preserving its natural heritage and the diverse wildlife that calls it home.

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