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Question Mark

Polygonia interrogationis




1 species ID suggestions

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago
Question Mark
Polygonia interrogationis Polygonia interrogationis (Fabricius, 1798)

4 Comments

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 6 years ago

This is a Question Mark. You can actually tell more easily from the upper markings than the 'Comma/QM' below because those marks are often obscured or worn.

To identify, Comma has three dots on the upper surface of the forewing while QM has 3 dots and a dash. Scroll down to the third picture in the link below and hover your cursor over the picture to see this feature.

http://rlephoto.com/anglewings/mark_ques...

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 6 years ago

Sorry about the confusion on the scientific name. Nice spotting Sarah!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 6 years ago

Please excuse my being picky.
The Questionmark is Polygonia interrogationis
The Eastern Comma is Polygonia comma

Geodialist
Geodialist 6 years ago

This is one of the "punctuation mark" butterflies -- either a Comma- or Question Mark butterfly. Did you get a look at the underside of its wings, where there are white marks that are definitive characters in the shape of either a comma or question mark? Related Resources: 1) Comma http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/119... 2) Question Mark http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/123...

Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.75, Long: -79.39

Spotted on Jul 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 31, 2012

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