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Question Mark

Polygonia interrogationis

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Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago
Question Mark
Polygonia interrogationis Polygonia interrogationis (Fabricius, 1798)

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LoisStacey 10 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.

bee.jacbs 11 years ago

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

gatorfellows 11 years ago

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

Geodialist 11 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 2) Question Mark

Sarah Mays
Spotted by
Sarah Mays

Virginia, USA

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

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