Mourning Cloak

Chuck Vaughn aa6g at
Sun Jun 7 23:41:15 EDT 1998

Has anyone ever heard of Mourning Cloak caterpillars eating ceanothus?
A friend found a large number of catepillars on his ceanothus and 
brought me in one. It looked like a Mourning Cloak caterpillar except 
it had yellow spikes instead of black. I continued to feed it ceanothus
and it's now a chrysalis. The chrusalis is definitely that of a Mourning
Cloak. The books I have mention only trees as foodplants.

Chuck Vaughn <aa6g at>

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