Subject: Butterfly seen today
Geographic location of the bug: San Francisco Bay Area nature preserve
Time: 08:58 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Saw this beauty today on an unusually warm February day. ID help would be much appreciated. Thanks!!
How you want your letter signed: David A
Because they hibernate, Mourning Cloaks are often the first butterflies seen flying in the spring. It is not uncommon to see a Mourning Cloak flying with snow still on the ground if it is a warm sunny day.