Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status: Uncommon resident
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: Inhabits most of sub-arctic North America (rarer south of the temperate zone) and Eurasia from Spain to Siberia. In Nebraska it is found throughout the state.
Larval Hostplant(s): A number of woody species have been cited but willows (Salix sp.) are primarily utilized in Nebraska.
Broods/Flight Times: May be found from spring to fall, either as overwintering adults or their offspring.
Overwintering: As adults.
Habitat: Primarily riparian close to hostplants but my show up anywhere.
Avg. Wingspan: 2 1/4 – 4 inches
Similar Species: Milbert’s Tortoise Shell, Anglewings (Polygonia species).