Subject: Mourning Cloak
Location: Southeast Tennessee, Cumberland Plateau
June 17, 2013 9:44 am
We saw this beauty the other morning and did not remember seeing a similar butterfly. From a distance, it looked black with bright yellow edges, but up close, it is much more interesting. From other photos in your files, I believe it is a Mourning Cloak.
We are on the Cumberland Plateau in southeast Tennessee.
Thanks for all your work and wonderful website!
This is just about the most gorgeous photo we have ever seen of a Mourning Cloak. It is obviously a freshly eclosed individual since it is so perfect and its colors so vivid. Thanks so much for adding to our archives.