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Question Mark

Polygonia interrogationis

Description:

Forewing hooked; upperside is red-orange with black spots. Upperside hindwing of summer form is mostly black with a short tail; that of winter form has much orange and a longer, violet-tipped tail. Underside is light brown; hindwing with pearly white question mark in center.

Habitat:

Wooded areas with some open space, city parks, suburbs, fencerows.

Notes:

My first Question Mark photo capture! Woohoo! @Eastern Neck Island, National Wildlife Refuge

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2 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Incredible!!!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Nice to see the "Questionmark" that gives this butterfly its name!

mdwildlife
Spotted by
mdwildlife

Maryland, USA

Lat: 39.03, Long: -76.23

Spotted on May 6, 2012
Submitted on May 7, 2012

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