Today’s Butterfly is the Spicebush Swallowtail. It has this grayish blue iridescent area on the bottom of its wings. The caterpillar look funny, kind of cartoon like with what looks like huge black eyes. You can see some great pictures on google. The Spicebush Swallowtail is a symbol of the state of Mississippi!
Today’s butterfly is the Mourning Cloak Butterfly. It looks brown but it is actually a really dark red with a yellowish border as bright blue spots. I had actually never saw this butterfly before but he is absolutely beautiful and they are really strong flyers.
As a side note this is the official insect of the state of Montana, who knew!