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Question Mark Butterfly..? - Polygonia interrogationis - male

Question Mark Butterfly..? - Polygonia interrogationis - Male
Williamsburg/Brooklyn, New York, USA
June 2, 2009
Size: ~2 inches
Found this specimen while out street shooting. I originally for some reason thought it was a Mourning Cloak butterfly, probably because of the dappled brown outer wing coloration not seen here...


Question Mark

Moved from ID Request.

It is indeed a Question Mark

I'm not an expert...
...but I vote Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis).

Either an Question Mark or a Coma

Comma, not coma
A "coma" is a prolonged state of unconsciousness. What you meant to say was "comma." But your butterfly most resembles the summer coloration of a question mark butterfly.

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