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Okay, I will take your word for it. Thanks for the information. I don't really know the difference so thanks for the education too.
Clubbed antenna are the give away that it is a butterfly not a moth.
I think it is daily battered and the yellow border faded to almost white. Butterfiles can often be battered and still fly. I am pretty sure you have a Mourning Cloak from the two stripes at the top edge of the forewing and the row of blue dots. Check photos and range on Butterflies of North America: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/speci...
I don't know It is hard to tell. They didn't look like they had four wings, so I was thinking some kind of moth. I'm not sure though.
Mourning Cloak? They have been appearing here in Texas in much larger numbers this year much to our surprise.
Lat: 40.37, Long: -105.52
Spotted on May 30, 2012 Submitted on May 31, 2012