The Mourning Cloak is the state insect of Montana. Now you know about Montana, but do you know the state insect of Arizona?
Mourning Cloak with wings closed...
All photos from Friday, 2/25/11 and by Ned Harris. The insects above are all around the 'bloomin' ash' from a previous post. I'm guessing that these photos were taken on the Bluff trail, but there are, of course, velvet ash trees in other riparian places in the canyon.