I was so surprised to see this beautiful Mourning Cloak butterfly flitting around our yard. I saw them frequently when we lived in Colorado, but I had never seen one here on the Cape.
A Mourning Cloak is a large butterfly with a wingspan of around 3″. Its color is predominantly deep maroon with a marginal row of violet-blue marks and yellow borders.
Have you ever seen a Mourning Cloak butterfly? Beautiful butterfly, don’t you think?