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Moth - Polygonia interrogationis

Moth - Polygonia interrogationis
Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico, USA
May 15, 2015
Size: 1 1/2 - 2 inches

Moved from ID Request.

Question Mark, summer form
Note extra dot / spot toward dorsal forewing tip which commas do not have. The below mark is similar to a comma but within the variations known for Question Mark. A small faint white half dot is visible below when the image is expanded.

The season is advanced this y
The season is advanced this year in NM . This is the summer brood of Polygonia comma

Isn't NM too far west?
comma doesn't reach NM according to my guide

I agree,
I am guessing it is Polygonia interrogationis, the Question Mark due to range and wing pattern

Looks like a Comma butterfly

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