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Question Mark Butterfly

Polygonia interrogationis


Leaf looking butterfly. Well camouflaged against tree bark. In photos drinking with proboscis on a tree along with some bees.


Tree in urban area. Toronto, ontario

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Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

Great spotting! And what a good eye to catch this one so well camouflaged! Here is the Butterflies & Moths of the World mission:

LauraMcCann 8 years ago

Thank you ForestDragon! I have updated the spotting and removed the Moths Mission. Appreciate the help!

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Hi Laura! This beauty is actually a butterfly! It's too bad that it didn't open it's wings for you to see the wonderful orange coloration on the dorsal sides of the wings. The small white marking on the hindwing is diagnostic for this species (it's sort-of question mark shaped).

You will have to remove this from the Moths of the World mission, sorry :-).

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 20, 2012
Submitted on Jul 25, 2012

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