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Eastern Comma buttterfly

Polygonia comma


Moth or butterfly

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 7 years ago
Question Mark
Polygonia interrogationis Polygonia interrogationis

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Dixie 7 years ago
This is a site that shows the difference between a Question Mark and an Eastern Comma butterfly. Thought it might help.

hilfire 7 years ago

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

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?
Space and no space between the white markings?
What do you think?

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.

KarenSaxton 7 years ago

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

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Spotted on Sep 4, 2013
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