What is this???
July 26, 2011 5:37 pm
Curious as to identifying this horrific bug I took pictures of…
We can think of numerous things in the world that might be called “horrific” but the Mourning Cloak Caterpillar is not one of them. We cannot imagine what incited you to use such strong language. Mourning Cloaks are lovely dark purple butterflies with cream colored wing edges and tiny blue spots, and their populations seem to be high this year. Perhaps it is related to the heavy rains in California this past season.