: The mourning cloak butterfly can be found throughout Ohio, but is somewhat uncommon. Generally, it lives in or near forests, streams, and rivers. It is a member of the Nymphalidae (brushfooted) family and can be found from March through October, though it peaks in June and July. This species has a wingspan of 3.1 to 4 inches (8.0 to 10.2 cm). In Ohio there are more than 150 species of butterflies. Twenty-seven different species of butterflies representing five families can be found in the Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook, including all seven species of butterflies that are listed as endangered in Ohio. Butterflies are a part of the order Lepidoptera (from the Greek words lepis, which means scale and pteron, which means wing). There are nearly 17,500 species of butterflies world-wide. Approximately 750 of these can be found in North America. View on Ohio Memory.
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