Mourning Cloak Butterflys are mostly dark brown with
spots, followed by a wide whitish band along the edge of the wing. It has a
wingspan of 2.6 - 3.4 inches in width.
The Mourning Cloak at right was
photographed in the Grand Canyon.
They are found throughout Arizona except for the extreme
southwest (they are also found in: CA, NM, UT, CO and NV) and inhabit streams,
rivers and woodlands. Host plants include willows and quaking aspen.