Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Large, common butterfly with a long lifespan and one of the first butterflies which can be spotted in spring.
How to Identify
Easy identifiable with the brown-reddish wings a row of bluish spots on a dark band and a white band at the most posterior part of the wings.
Where and When to Spot
I spotted this butterfly in almost all parks around Montreal usually when they are spreading their wings on the warmer ground of a path in spring.