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Question Mark Butterfly

Polygonia interrogationis


Spotted this over-wintered and battered / worn butterfly enjoying the humid sunshine after heavy rain. Brushfoots (Nymphalidae) Wingspan 5.7 to 7.6 cm (2.25 to 3 inch) Above: Orange with black spots -narrow borders of lavender - irregular jagged edges. (winter form with increased orange on hindwing) (Variable below) Sexes similar) Host plant: American and winged Elm, Nettles.


Woodland and parks.

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1 Comment

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

A Beauty!

Spotted by

Ripley, Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 14, 2012
Submitted on May 15, 2012

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