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Eastern Comma buttterfly

Polygonia comma

Description:

Moth or butterfly

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Question Mark
Polygonia interrogationis Polygonia interrogationis


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5 Comments

Dixie
Dixie 7 years ago

http://www.gardenswithwings.com/facts-in...
This is a site that shows the difference between a Question Mark and an Eastern Comma butterfly. Thought it might help.

hilfire
hilfire 7 years ago

I compared several photos from both,and believe because if the white marking this is a Comma. Thoughts?

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Now, Karen we have to debate...
I will check again, but you might be correct with the Comma.
Do you know about the little point in Question Mark and the distance to the curved line?
http://bugguide.net/node/view/264950/bgp...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/667916/bgi...
Space and no space between the white markings?
What do you think?

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Nymphalidae, Nymphalinae, Nymphalini, Polygonia sp. and should be Polygonia interrogationis, the Question Mark. It is a butterfly, sometimes very variable in colors and markings.
Look at the clubbed antennae, moths usually have straight/filamentous or featherlike antennae.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/230475/bgp...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/134571/bgp...

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 7 years ago

Please verify as there are several similar, including the question mark

hilfire
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hilfire

Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 4, 2013
Submitted on Sep 4, 2013

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