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Question Mark? - Polygonia interrogationis

Question Mark? - Polygonia interrogationis
Madison, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
July 29, 2009
I'm pretty sure this is a Question Mark Butterfly. We saw two of them at a nearby park today and caught this one. Any way to tell male or female? It wouldn't cooperate for another photo.

Moved
Moved from Frass.
Whoops! Sorry, tagged the wrong thing.

Frassed
Moved from Question Mark.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

definitely a Question Mark
as for male or female, it's dificult to tell from this shot; however, those with a "plain" pattern below are usually females, and males usually have longer "tails" on the hind wings and "hooks" on the front wings. So, I'm guessing that it was probably a female.

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